Re: The Hyacinth Disaster
1) If I take random person photo and morph them with another random person photo, creating a third person who doesn't exist, is that "transformative art" enough that I could use it? (obviously, you're not lawyers, but you might have some experience?)
Strictly speaking, it would be an infringement of copyright unless you had permission to modify the images. But probably no one would ever notice.
If you want to stay safe then look up stock photo sites.