My composite photographs are made up of several hundred to several thousand individual digital photographs, works that are much more than just the sum of their parts. Although tedious and time consuming, the process is always rewarding because, in the end, I have a picture that otherwise would be impossible to create.
How do I do these? When I begin a composite, the first thing I do is remove the backgrounds in the photos that I'll use as "building blocks" (sea shells, butterflies, etc.). Then I strategically insert the photos, one at a time, onto a blank page in Adobe Photoshop, resizing, rotating, distorting, skewing, and colorizing each as necessary until I've placed the last photo onto the page.
I print the completed work on museum-quality fine art paper or heavy-weight artist's canvas using my Epson Stylus Pro 7600 and Ultra Chrome pigments.
Just like my watercolor paintings, each of my fine art photos is a signed original. Those printed on fine art paper come matted, backed, and ready for framing. (Sizes shown are the outside dimensions of the mats, i.e., the sizes of the frame openings.) Enjoy!
Moonlight Becomes Them
Coins of the Realm
Monarch Mosaic I
Monarch Mosaic II