Moon and Lighthouse
This image was created using 4 different photos, 22 Photoshop layers, and 2 specialty brushes.
This image was created using over 8 different photos and 46 Photoshop layers.
Weight of Butterflies
This image was created using more than 8 different photos and 60 Photoshop layers.
This image was created using more than 8 different photos and 34 Photoshop layers.
I create composite photography pieces. I take ordinary things and create extraordinary worlds.
Over the last couple of years, I have collected several images to use in my work. My library of images comes from my daily walks, random road trips, and travel. It could be a beautiful sunset, an interesting statue, or a sky filled with beautiful clouds. Many times I don’t have a specific plan for an image but know that there is a story in it. I wait until it reveals itself.
I learned how to composite images first by watching a lot of how-to videos. And of course, practicing many hours. I have been lucky enough to take a few workshops from other artists as well.
These pieces are created using Photoshop and several photos and adjustments. I find one image that I feel can tell a story then I bring in other images to help support the story. There is a lot of trial and error in my process. There have been some I have spent hours working on and wasn’t happy with what I saw. I’ve put those away for a few days, weeks, or even months. I usually forget about them until I stumble on them again and have a different perspective. Elements from these images are then put together as layers. Adjustments are made to add shadows and change colors, hues, saturation, and perspective. Some works come together very nicely while others can take several days before I like the results.
I am constantly looking for new techniques and concepts to improve my work. Looking to see how I can take things up a notch.