Thursday, December 18, 2008

The computer is a perfect medium for creating photomontages

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Photomontages are fun to create and fairly easy to do on the computer. This example was put together using only two photos. The background was a photo taken in New Mexico and the flowers were photographed in my home.

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This one was composed of five different photos, The backgrounds were shot in Mexico and the statue and tent were taken in Lucca, Italy. It helps to have a good backlog of interesting material to choose from.

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Another New Mexican background combined with two photos taken out of an airplane window.

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The background was shot in a furniture store in Milan, Italy. The birds were photographed outside my home. The foreground bird had hit my studio window and I quickly photographed it before it revived and flew off. These images are all printed on 13 X 19" archival paper using pigmented inks.

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I've shown my photomontages in galleries, art centers and museums, these are a couple of posters that I designed for these exhibitions. The above background photo was taken in a Paris hotel room. I believe that the shot below was taken in Lucca, Italy. The background sky and water was photographed at a beach near my home.

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