A friend of mine in the studio, a few years ago, a little manipulated (the image, not her). We struggled for a long while to do “straight” shots of her for use elsewhere, but this — along with a couple of others from the same shoot that I also manipulated a bit — is by far my fave. It’s a pity it wasn’t useful for the purposes she had in mind, though.
One of the first digital mashup (or manipulated) images I ever did, dating from maybe 2000, when I was first starting to use a digital camera (I’d been using Photoshop for years, so I wasn’t a stranger to digital photography as such). I’ve always been fascinated by human bodies and landscapes (for me bodies are landscapes in ways I won’t explain here…), and it all came together for me around this time when I started playing with images like this in Photoshop. Within a year or two I’d started productively feeding an entire obsession…. Both images must have been taken on my old Kodak DC290, meaning the full size of the original images probably wasn’t much larger than the full size image you get here. The two images are pretty straightforward on their own — a friend of mine in my studio, blurred when the flash failed to fire, and a rather dull image of Bakersfield from somewhere on the Rosedale Highway.
Two of my favourite landscapes, brought together with Photoshop. This is one of the few images I have that also works well printed onto canvas: rather than looking gimmicky (as so often happens), the texture of the canvas actually complements the texture of the image itself. Looks great at about a metre square….