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06/11/2015 07:06 pm ET | Updated Jun 11, 2016

25 Parallel Worlds Created by Photoshop Master Michal Karcz

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Born in Warsaw, Poland, artist Michal Karcz began his visual journey with a paintbrush and canvas. As a painter, he says he developed "a vision that was hard to create with other visual techniques"--a vision he eventually brought to photography and digital art when those became his medium of choice later in life.

Nowadays, Michal busies himself creating parallel realities, often devoid of people, often post-apocalyptic, always haunting on some level.

Moody and dramatic, his imagination and formidable Photoshop skills produce "unique realities" the he says represent "places from my dreams, desire, imagination, and fears."

Photograph Spiritual Archives by Karezoid Michal Karcz  on 500px

Spiritual Archives by Karezoid Michal Karcz on 500px

Wherever they come from, they are spectacular. Detailed wide-angle shots of 'parallel worlds' devoid of humanity, reclaimed by nature... or aliens... or darkness itself.

As for his inspiration, Michal writes:

I can tell that music has the biggest impact on my work. It's an inseparable element with pictures in my mind, a kind of sound illustration to a visible scenery. These two things hit me with the strongest intensity.

Scroll down to see a collection of our favorite images from his portfolio:

Photograph Under Stars by Karezoid Michal Karcz  on 500px

Under Stars by Karezoid Michal Karcz on 500px

Photograph Purified With Fire by Karezoid Michal Karcz  on 500px

Purified With Fire by Karezoid Michal Karcz on 500px

Photograph Ultime Thule Origins by Karezoid Michal Karcz  on 500px

Ultime Thule Origins by Karezoid Michal Karcz on 500px