Day: June 4, 2017

Out of the Box


It started on Friday. But, on Saturday… Whew. I surprised myself. I asked the question, “what would happen if I combined people with nature?” The first couple of experiments were pretty much failures. That’s okay. I learned a lot. One of the biggest issues is about a person’s eyes. It’s not a good idea to layer anything over them. It just doesn’t work. Especially if eyes are the windows to the soul. You can, however, come close. So I experimented. Tinkered. Fine tuned. I actually made four images that I think are worth of you. I’m excited. For me, this form of layering is a big, huge step forward. It moves my work from documentary to something more elemental without being too simple in structure and form. As usual, this happened after midnight. That’s when anything good happens in the studio. The picture. The base is a portrait I made of Big Queen Cherise. The next layer is flower petals. The final layer is little flower buds that were on the trunk (boot) of a …