Happy Holidays

Now my wife and her sister alternate hosting Thanksgiving, we do a large gathering around Christmas at her mother’s home, and my wife’s mother either joins us or her sister on Christmas day. This means that every other Thanksgiving we need to have the space for between 17 and 21 people to eat a holiday dinner. Continue reading Happy Holidays

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Two Women

This digital composite is a bit more “artsy” than is typical and only includes 1 photographic element – an old photograph by Alfred Stieglitz a photographer and gallery owner who is currently at least as well known for being Georgia O’Keeffe’s husband.  The other element is a crayon life drawing which, like the photograph, has been heavily manipulated with Photoshop effects.  Continue reading Two Women

Life is a Beach

The Life is a Beach digital composite is another piece I created for Target Resistance and which uses a lot of different elements from a variety of sources. The background is composed of different sections of an abstract painting on paper and divided digitally. The sun, moon, planes, and compass (far bottom left corner) are all graphic elements from Photoshop as are the targets inside those elements. Continue reading Life is a Beach

Paired Digital Composites: Girl and Boy

These two digital composites are titled simply Girl and Boy because this type of composite is unlikely to be repeated with other boys and girls in the future but I do like the idea of doing commissioned portraiture in this manner. The girl, Evelyn Casey, and the boy, Phillip Sowa, both sat for photographer and sociologist Lewis Hine. Hine is best known for his photographic documentation … Continue reading Paired Digital Composites: Girl and Boy

Target Fear

Target Fear is a digital composite I created to share in the group Target Resistance and includes a black and white photograph from Dorothea Lange and one I arranged and photographed with a digital camera. From Lange’s photograph I took only the two women and applied photography software effects to really simplify their presence. I wanted the protective, or supportive, huddle and for them to … Continue reading Target Fear