When Adobe approached me with a concept to recreate lost or stolen masterpieces using Adobe Stock... and ONLY their stock photos, I accepted the challenge. I was given Karl Friedrich Schinkel's "Cathedral Towering over a Town" that was destroyed in a fire in 1931.
This is definitely one of the most difficult projects I have ever worked on and posed more challenges than I first thought. I'm used to combining stock photography with my own reference shots or rendering elements CGI, but now I had to look for images inside of images to find details, textures, and structures that would match to the original. The final result was created with 162 Adobe Stock photos, 180+ hours of Photoshop work, and a very sore index finger from scrolling through millions of images.
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