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Josh Dykgraaf

illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this is a Kookaburra created from leaves near Fitzroy Falls, Australia. 

The leaves were taken to my studio, shot from various angles and placed into the form you see here. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Australia Green Bird Life Health Tree Wood
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this piece is created from shots I took in the Swiss Alps a few years back. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered Elephant Animal Snow Cold Mountains Illusion Earth Care
illustration of A fun Amsterdam-themed piece commissioned my the Dutch maritime museum - NEMO Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Created while I was living there, I the work features a collage of urban landscape photography constructed into the form of a ship.
illustration of An editorial cover for German financial magazine Handelsblatt to accompany the lead article on the internal politicking at Volkswagen. 

It features the CEO of Volkswagen Herbert Deiss on a throne reminiscent of the iron Throne from Game of Thrones, instead made from Volkswagen car parts.
illustration of This is a photo-collage of images I shot exploring London, United Kingdom, part of a previous series of images.
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this is a stag created from shots I took in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains in 2018 (created 2020).

Cernunnos is a Celtic god of nature and animals,
depicted as a man with antlers or as a deer himself.

Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered Stag Elk Animal Snow Cold Mountains Illusion Earth Care
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this is a serpent created from shots in the Grampians ranges in Victoria, Australia. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered Snake Forest Earth Mountain World Illusion Earth Care
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this is an Owl created from autumn leaves that I picked up in 2019. I took them back to my studio and shot them from various angles and placed them into the form you see here. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Australia Green Bird Life Health Tree Wood Autumn
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this piece is a wombat created from images I shot at the Grampians, Victoria Australia. 

Native Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered Animal Wombat Illusion Earth Care
illustration of A project I have been commissioned to make each year for BTC Inc - a map of the Bitcoin and Blockchain space with companies divided into various sectors. This one illustrates the
illustration of A project I have been commissioned to make each year for BTC Inc - a map of the Bitcoin and Blockchain space with companies divided into various sectors. 

Money Financial Bitcoin Blockchain city Urban ice  sign logo isometric perspective fintech night reflection water aerial
illustration of A project I have been commissioned to make each year for BTC Inc - a map of the Bitcoin and Blockchain space with companies divided into various sectors. 

Money Financial Bitcoin Blockchain city Urban ice  sign logo isometric perspective fintech grass reflection water aerial
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my photography, this piece was constructed using images of pink leaves I picked up in Melbourne, Australia during autumn in May 2019. 

The colouring of the leaves was not altered, they were only shaded. The colour of these leaves was simply too good to pass up. Gum tree bark was used for the beak - with burned out trees for the lower section.

Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction  Animal feathers
illustration of Continuing my series of images using photographic landscapes to create animals, here is another creating some of my favourite animals: giraffes. This piece was created from beach sand dunes and the grasses that grow on them, shot near Wollongong, NSW Australia. 

Kipenzi is the Swahili term for
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this piece is created from images I shot in Rocky Mountain National park, USA. 

Tatanka is the Lakota word for Bison. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered Bison Buffalo Ice Giant Animal Snow Cold Mountains Illusion Earth Care
illustration of An advertising piece for BioCSL, promoting their travel vaccination range - particularly targeting customers travelling to tropical destinations in East Asia. 

Aerial Island Tropical Tourism health travel island type typography creative
illustration of Originally created as a personal piece, this image was acquired by Ibis Hotels for a Melbourne-themed hotel. It features hundreds of images I've shot in Melbourne Australia constructed into a huge walking machine.
illustration of Part of a long-running series I created for KPMG Ireland illustrating the various services and industries that KPMG worked in. The series  involved travelling around Ireland shooting material of various locations and regional KPMG offices. 

Agency: Atomic.ie
illustration of Part of a long-running series I created for KPMG Ireland illustrating the various services and industries that KPMG worked in. The series  involved travelling around Ireland shooting material of various locations and regional KPMG offices. 

Agency: Atomic.ie
illustration of Part of a long-running series I created for KPMG Ireland illustrating the various services and industries that KPMG worked in. The series  involved travelling around Ireland shooting material of various locations and regional KPMG offices. 

Agency: Atomic.ie
illustration of A personal piece featuring collage of photography shot in Washington DC

Mecha Mech robot city Urban walking desert lincoln abe white house memorial dog
illustration of Part of an ongoing series promoting the various components produced by British engineering manufacturer, IMI Precision Engineering. Each piece is a fantastical machine composed of those parts mixed with the things they go into. In this case parts for machines into automated manufacturing robots.

This was a hugely successful series of 14 illustrations that culminated in a huge physical model of one of the illustrations been made each year for their trade show stand at Hesse in Germany.
illustration of Part of an ongoing series promoting the various components produced by British manufacturer, IMI. Each piece is a fantasical machine composed of those parts mixed with the things they go into. In this case parts for trains.

This was a hugely successful series of 14 illustrations that culminated in a huge physical model of one of the illustrations been made each year for their trade show stand at Hesse in Germany.
illustration of Part of an ongoing series promoting the various components produced by British engineering manufacturer, IMI Precision Engineering. Each piece is a fantasical machine composed of those parts mixed with the things they go into. In this case parts for machines in health care & research. 

This was a hugely successful series of 14 illustrations that culminated in a huge physical model of one of the illustrations been made each year for their trade show stand at Hesse in Germany.
illustration of Part of an ongoing series promoting the various components produced by British engineering manufacturer, IMI. Each piece is a fantasical machine composed of those parts mixed with the things they go into. In this case parts for machines in bottling plants.

This was a hugely successful series of 14 illustrations that culminated in a huge physical model of one of the illustrations been made each year for their trade show stand at Hesse in Germany.
illustration of Part of an ongoing series promoting the various components produced by British manufacturer, IMI. Each piece is a fantasical machine composed of those parts mixed with the things they go into. In this case a specific part that appears in a wide variety of machines. .

This was a hugely successful series of 14 illustrations that culminated in a huge physical model of one of the illustrations been made each year for their trade show stand at Hesse in Germany.
illustration of Part of an ongoing series promoting the various components produced by British engineering manufacturer, IMI Precision Engineering. Each piece is a fantasical machine composed of those parts mixed with the things they go into. In this case parts for machines into automated manufacturing robots.

This was a hugely successful series of 14 illustrations that culminated in a huge physical model of one of the illustrations been made each year for their trade show stand at Hesse in Germany.
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this piece is an emu constructed from landscapes shot at Mt Beauty, Victoria Australia. 

Native Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered Animal Emu Illusion Earth Care Mountain
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this piece is wedge-tail eagle created from images of leaves I picked up nearby my studio. I then shot them in-studio from various angles and individually placed each leaf. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Australia Green Bird Life Health Tree Wood
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this piece is a rhino created from landscapes and rock formations I shot in New Mexico and Arizona, largely in the grand Canyon. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered rhino Animal Snow  Mountains Illusion Earth Care Grand Canyon Arizona New Mexico
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this piece is a polar bear created using images shot in the Swiss and French Alps around Geneva. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered Polar Bear Animal Snow Cold Mountains Illusion Earth Care Arctic Ice
illustration of Part of a series of personal photographic illustrations of animals created from my landscape photography, this piece is a moose created from images I shot in the fjords of Norway, near Bergen. 

Habitat Climate Change Nature Extinction Endangered moose Animal Snow  Mountains Illusion Earth Care

Profile

Josh is a photographic illustrator based in Melbourne Australia working for clients around the world. His work features a mix of photo-manipulation featuring his own photography as well as 3D modelling as the situation requires. Originally trained in graphic designed and photography, his work is a synthesis of the two. His work has been featured in various publications, most recently by Adobe on their blog and social channels.

Style/Techniques

Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Fine Art, Mixed Media, Photoillustration, Realism, Special Effects, Stylized, Technical, 3-D Collage, Concept Art, CGI

Subject/Specialties

Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Botanical, Children's Books, Editorial, Fantasy, Futuristic, Health, Holidays, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Maps, Nature, Political, Product, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Environmental, Financial, Urban