Not a Painting

The eerie picture below is a photograph, not a painting. Frans Lanting created it on an assignment for National Geographic. In an interview Frans explains the project and how this photo came to be. Click the photo to visit the National Geographic web site where you can download a 1600×1200 version.

Photo by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

About the Author:

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.


  1. nick germano July 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    how does snap art differ from corel painter, can a psd be imported and how much is your software?

    • Jimmy July 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Nick,

      Snap Art is dramatically different than Corel Painter. There are a bunch of details, including pricing, in the Snap Art area of our website. Here’s a link:

      If you have other questions fill out a support ticket here:

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