Photographer Daniel Antoniol of Brazil creates surreal images in which he appears to be playing football with the Moon and even packing it into the trunk of his automobile.
The Moon in Daniel’s artistic photo series is made to look as little as a lightbulb and as feathery as a feather through his deft perspective.
In others, he’s seen putting the Moon into a light fixture, wheeling it about in a crate, and hoisting it into the sky.
In 2020, he fell in love with the Moon while he was quarantined on his parent’s farm in the Brazilian countryside.
The 36-year-old guy reflected on his time in lockdown and said, “The moon was a great companion during the Covid pandemic, and it was with her that I managed to go out to traverse the world and the universe with my imagination.”
While Daniel is currently a civil engineer, his genuine interest has always been photography.
During his time alone during the pandemic, he looked to the stars for guidance. “The thought occurred to me to merge it with another interest of mine—the moon and the cosmos,” he explained.
Daniel’s process of setting up a shot and capturing a good frame can take several days.
I photograph the Moon through its various phases, he remarked, adding, “It’s a true interest of mine.”
It takes a few hours to complete the shots since getting a clear shot of the Moon is no small task.
Next, Daniel used a collage method to superimpose the Moon over the original image. It doesn’t take more than a day or two to finish a project from start to finish, he claimed, including photos and any necessary treatment.
Daniel uses a Canon T6 with a 75-300mm lens for the Moon and an 18-55mm lens for the landscape to capture these incredible shots.
Daniel’s photography has gained notoriety over the years, yet he “has no interest in becoming famous.”
The photographs have a calming effect. For me, this is the most important aspect of my artwork.
‘Unfortunately, a trip to the Moon is nothing more than a pipe dream. Art, however, allows me to transport my audience there with me.
“My intention with social media has always been to spread positivity… The Moon has enabled me to realize my ambition of having my art live forever.
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