Creating a photo-fusion

Painting, illustrating, teaching and now photography have given me extensive contact with others in those fields. I’ve always been an ‘open book’ when it comes to advising students and other professionals regarding art. Respect for my clear and candid approach when teaching and demystifying art has grown; I am humbled by some of the comments of students and professionals alike who have crossed my path over many years. Now, having stumbled upon a novel way of creating very desirable photo-composites, I find myself reluctant to share my discoveries and it goes very much against the grain to not teach others about it. However, I am in an obviously advantageous position as I appear to be the only creator of ‘photo-fusions’ - as I have dubbed my innovative composites. The following images go some way to illustrate the process.The first two images are a processed image of the Palazzo Strozzi and a pattern on a steel door. The latter has mottled and smeared marks on it and a distinctive green graffiti tag. The third image shows the Palazzo Strozzi merged with the steel door pattern; the green tag was broken up to make it less obvious. The bottom image, "A Wet Walk', also features the green graffiti tag more prominently, and the surrounding pattern. This photo-fusion records an aborted attempt to photograph the historic architecture of Greenwich, London. It started to rain heavily, so I took shelter on a bus and photographed the lights of shops and vehicles that came on as the sky darkened. I then took refuge in the Fox & Firkin pub, SE13. The right side of 'A Wet Walk' shows the faint image of a framed picture in the pub - a classic shot of the great Jimi Hendrix.

© 2018-9. All photographs are copyright Rik Ward.  Any use is strictly prohibited without the permission of the photographer.

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