Artistic Inspiration: The Combo Photos of Stephen McMennamy

I’m always on the lookout for awesome artistic inspiration, be it photography, sculpture, paintings, film, or anything else. Today I discovered the awesome Instagram of Stephan McMennamy and I just had to share it with all of you.

McMennamy likes to do combinations of two photos that, when put together, form an interesting scene or tell a story. I spent quite a bit of time pouring over his photos and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. I picked some of his more “travel themed” images to share with you in this post, but definitely check his Instagram because there are a ton of really interesting images from all subject matters.

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tree trunk + elephant trunk I've been wanting to do something with an elephant for a while now, but two things happened with that, I never felt like I had a super solid idea and I don't have access to elephants. Like ever. Cut to me in the Bahamas over thanksgiving and I couldn't help but notice how a lot of the palm trees grew low out the ground and every one of them looked like an elephant head… to me anyway. So that's what rattled around in my head and it quickly led to me obsessing over how to find a way to combine the two. And though I prefer to shoot these #combophotos myself, I also knew my elephant access was super limited. So rather than booking a flight to Africa I went online trying to find the perfect elephant. Which I did and what I found just so happened to work perfectly. This beautiful elephant image was captured behind the lens of Jez Bennett, a phenomenal nature photographer based in Zimbabwe. Huge thanks to Jez and please check out more of his work at… And a final thanks to the world wide web for being so world wide.

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Aren’t they just delightful? Make sure to follow him on Instagram for more awesomeness!


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