Helmut Smits creates a makeshift sunset and photoshops reality

Posted by James Cartwright,

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and nobody knows this better than Helmut Smits. The Dutch artist has a gift for recontextualising everyday quirks and turning them into highly engaging, sharply entertaining art images and films. Whether he’s photoshopping in the real world or creating a makeshift sunset with some cardboard and a car the results are always wonderfully executed. We’re pretty damn pleased that Helmut’s website is now loaded with long-overdue updates for us all to enjoy. Truly excellent stuff!

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.