I’ve recently begun painting some of my early photo paintings. In the two videos below I am showing some of the stages that these paintings went through before completion. The last image shows the photograph that the paintings mimics.
In my photo painting series, I use digital editing tools to blend and then paint on pictures that I made from my life as a photographer. The process includes combining multiple images and manipulating them using a variety of image editing and painting apps. By altering, layering, juxtaposing, and painting past photographs, I am freeing photography of its traditional role of only presenting “reality.” By creating a fictional world that looks real, I am raising questions about life and the human condition. My goal is to change the way people look at photographs, as well as the way they see the world.