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There Were Still the Pictures by Nadya Johnson


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Inspired by the television series, “Life After People.” The show is based on what would happen to our infrastructure, monuments and buildings, etc. – as well as the environment – if all of humankind should disappear from Earth.

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You might think ecosystems would recover rapidly if humankind were gone but it would be the opposite, especially early on. Power-plants would fail – nuclear plants, in particular. True, they’re designed to power down in the event of an emergency: but it takes diesel engines to maintain the cooling process for the rods. And it takes many workers to provide the fuel and keep the system going. Without the diesel and without the maintenance, meltdowns would occur virtually destroying the environment, world-wide. Nature would recover – so they say – but only after multiple millennia.

It struck me while watching the show that all of its predictions would apply if MOST people were to perish, leaving just a remnant population in their wake! So let us hope there will be no children in the future such as these three, breaking into old museums to ponder what the images were all about!

Template for Background: Future Room by Teb_h stock

A Photoshop creation altered drastically with multiple textures, custom brushes and additional custom elements. My first idea was to do a futuristic gallery in a long-abandoned museum; then I got to thinking that a long-abandoned museum would fall prey to time, weather and the elements so this was the result.

Credits (

Child kneeling: A Child’s Grief – Dawnallen Stock
Child in coat: from Pirate and Child1 by mizzd stock
Chid in the doorway: Child by Hannah Stock

Landscape with trees/flower from This Side of Heaven by mysticmorning stock
Beach image from Underwater background by linzee777
Cottage in the woods from Premade background 32 by motherearth23
Bird portrait from Gage Park Zoo by fallnstock
Exterior (through doorway) from Premade Background 1 by tom araya
Trash on floor from "Grungy Place by Kangelstock*
(Other photos mine)

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Francis Bacon

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  • AnimiDawn
    AnimiDawnalmost 3 years ago

    What an amazing piece of art Nadya! I love it and I fully understand the concept and meaning in it! Excellent work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much for your awesome comment, Dawn! Really appreciate it! Yeh — after a long NAP (?) I’m back to Photoshop. By the way, you inspired me (!!!) so thanks for that as well!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Ogre
    Ogrealmost 3 years ago

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! :)))

  • Thanks for your ooooooooooooo !! LOL

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 3 years ago

    Jaw-dropping, Nadya! Awesome image and concept!

  • Thank you, Monnie! Glad you like this Experiment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanalmost 3 years ago

    wow wonderful
    eye explores …. love it

  • Thanks so much for your terrific comment, Danica!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • John Carpenter
    John Carpenteralmost 3 years ago

    Wow .. very thoughtful and creative. I have never used stock photos or templates because I have so many thousands of pictures of my own to pull pieces from, but which stock galleries are best, cheapest, or even free?

  • Thanks for your reply, John! I envy you. If I had enough photos of my own I would not be using stock at all! I do take a lot of photos but prefer nature when I have the camera in my hand… so I have to go to other sources for the rest. I think the best is I’ve been told by other people on the Bubble it’s the ONLY source! Once you go there, go to Stock Photos and Resources – there’s a lot to browse. The right (and polite) thing to do of course, is always list your credits in your work. Hope this helps and glad you liked this one!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • Good to see you Liz, and thanks so much!

    – Nadya Johnson

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    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago


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  • highbeam
    highbeamalmost 3 years ago

    You give us so much to ponder on here Nadya… a wealth of questions and subtle answers. Beautiful work!

  • Thank you, Russell! Really honored to be featured in your group!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 3 years ago

    Brilliant work!

  • Thanks so much, Diane!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you, Glenn!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Thank you, Glenn!

    – Nadya Johnson

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