Outstanding Surreal Mystery In photography by Brooke DiDonato.

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Brooklyn-based photographer Brooke DiDonato twists everyday scenes to include subtle elements of mystery or illusion. Brooke DiDonato studied photojournalism in college but found she wasn’t happy with the work she created. Her creativity blossomed when she started a 365 project, making a new creative image every day for a year.

In her works, flowers protrude from city pipes or replace laces in a pair of dress shoes, while disembodied arms reach out from a wall of dense foliage. Each work suggests that there is something missing from the scene, a specific peculiarity that’s hard to pinpoint. DiDonato’s photographs are nevertheless neither soothing nor uplifting, as there’s always something a little out of kilter, some minor inconsistency or dream-like bizarreness that subtly brings out the uncanny out of the banal. DiDonato’s work features a mix of minimal aesthetics and pastel-like patterns that draw you in. And you never truly know what’s going on.

Here are some of unexpected photography by Brooke DiDonato. You can see more art on his Instagram page.

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