Photo credit: Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson, a talented artist from Sydney, Australia, transforms hundreds of photos into miniature worlds, like the beach planet you see above, by digitally stitching them together. When she’s not snapping photographs, she works as a digital effects wizard, “having worked on such films as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and 300.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.

When I embraced the medium of photography, I felt that taking a picture that represented only what was within the frame of the lens wasn’t expressing my personal and inner experience of the world around me. With the eye and training of a painter and with years of experience behind me in film visual effects, I began to take my photos to another level. The ‘Future Memories’ series comprises of 20 floating worlds, meticulously composed with thousands of assembled details. Visual poetry, nature photography and digital techniques blend together to give shape to these transcendental landscapes. The result is a contemporary pictorial mythology that subtly reminds the viewer of a profound truth: that it is in the flourishing variety of the local that the fate of the world resides.