I’ve seen first combo photo several years ago. About a year ago I imagined the first visual image. I thought about Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv. There are three towers and each other has a simple geometrical shape (round tower, square tower and triangle tower). It can be interpreted as part of a children’s game. And that was my idea: combo photo of a child playing with Azrieli towers.

But first let’s start with a basic question: what is a combo photo? I haven’t found any definition online. Thus I’ll define it as a merging of two or more photos into one.

About a month ago I started to go through my collection of photos. During this period I created a series of combo photos. Most of the photos used are mine, but in several cases, I bought photos from Adobe Images in order to complete this project.

Today I’ll show you the series of combo photos. But first I wanted to show another photo. When I went through my collection, I found out that I already created combo photos in the past. The most recent example is this photo from Tribute to Oranges:combo photo orange juice

Combo Photos Of Israeli Buildings

As I mentioned previously it all started from Azrieli buildings. I took this photo (appeared in Azrieli Center during Sunset):Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

And after combining it received this one:
Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

I didn’t like the result. The first lesson I learned is that simpler subjects are better for combo photos. Thus I searched my collection for another, simpler image of Azrieli towers and found this one:
Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

Then I constructed three Lego towers and combined both images. This is the result:
Combo photo of Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

From there I continued to Haifa. The Sail Tower is Haifa’s tallest building.

Sail Tower in Haifa, Israel
Sail Tower in Haifa, Israel

 

And this is a combo photo of the Sail Tower with a yacht:Sail Tower in Haifa, Israel

Next is the Design Museum in Holon. This building has ribbon facade.

Building of the Design Museum in Holon, Israel
Building of the Design Museum in Holon, Israel

 

The perfect candidate would be a child playing with ribbons. And here is the result:

A girl with ribbons and the Design Museum in Holon
A girl with ribbons and the Design Museum in Holon

 

Next is Eilat, the Southern city in Israel with the unique building of the underwater observatory.

Coral World Underwater Observatory, Eilat
Coral World Underwater Observatory, Eilat

 

I’ve looked for information about the Coral World Underwater Observatory building, but haven’t found anything that would tell about the architecture and more specifically why this shape was chosen. Thus I used my association and got this.

Combo photo of Coral World Underwater Observatory in Eilat with spaceships
Combo photo of Coral World Underwater Observatory in Eilat with spaceships

 

Combo Photos Of Israeli Nature

After making combo photos of different buildings in Israel I decided to make several nature combo photos. The first one is the Mushroom rock in Timna park:Mushroom rock in Timna park

After merging it with a real mushroom we get:combo photo Israel-9

Another famous rock formation in Israel is “elephant’s leg” at Rosh HaNikra grottoes.“elephant’s leg” in Rosh HaNikra grottoes

Then I used this took a photo of a baby elephant that I took in at Safari morning tour several years ago:baby elephant in Safari

And combined them together:combo photo of baby elephant and “elephant’s leg” at Rosh HaNikra grottoes

As you can see in this series I tried to avoid any religious conflicts and didn’t use any related buildings (though Israel has plenty religious buildings) in order not to offend anybody. But, I couldn’t finish this series without a photo of the Western Wall. I combined one of my photos of the Western Wall with mosaics of Ten Commandments (appears on a synagogue in Acre) and got this:Western Wall with mosaics of Ten Commandments

 

What do you think about this series? Have you ever tried creating combo photos? Do you have any ideas for combo photos? Let us know in the comments below.

Stay Tuned!

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