Using digital manipulation ( Adobe Photoshop) to recreate a new reality, is limited only by one's vision. Merging one's own images, working with layers, masks and adding blended textures to create a montage, is a time consuming, satisfying labour of passion for Photoshop and creation. Inspiration is required as well as many cups of coffee.
Photo 1 - An old stable with streaming light entering the door.
Photo 2 -Dancer photographed in a factory.
Photoshop merge. Conversion to black and white.
Photo 1 - My 90 year old mum in studio.
Photo 2 - Her hands and silver mirror that she holds, was given to her as a christening present.
My vision was to meld the model's muscles and the tree's mysterious branches.
Landscape in a forest in England.
Model posed at an expo in South Africa.
I was trying out a new lens at an expo. I asked the model to only move her arms, whilst keeping her eyes closed. Months later, I went through my images and created, Confusion. Sadly I cannot locate this model. If you know her, please ask her to be in touch.
Much blending, much frustration.
An easy compilation. Black background.
Photo 1 - Thabo head and shoulders only.
Photo 2 - Thabo with hands placed in front of his face.
Photoshop - Layers. Mask. Brush.