you've gotta love the dutch. 'anastasia' by photography duo inez van lamsweerde & vinoodh matadin who remodelled fashion photography by photographing background and models separately for shoot featured in magazine - 'the face' 1994.
i generally aim to avoid using photoshop; the beauty in a photograph's honesty is lost, however the work of al magnus (below) clearly wouldn't be possible without it. he admits to being 'more a picture collector than photographer' as these images were carefully planned, then pieced together, with some of the negatives taking over 2 years to capture the perfect scenery necessary for the composition. noice tho!