I started shooting collages in analog (4×5 and 8×10 Ektachrome) and stopped right about the time I started to shoot with Kodakâ€™s digital prototype 35 mm digital cameras. Slow, clunky, and yet, very cutting edge for their dayâ€¦
We were commissioned to create some collages for Kodak, which was ahead of the curve at the time, with their digital camera prototype and their very rad â€œPremierâ€ editing system. We had begun to work in the digital arena very early on and It seemed then, that my multiple camera technique of taking a film holder from camera to camera and overlapping exposures on black, (sometimes up to 17 cameras for one final collage), had seen itâ€™s day. Somehow doing it all digital had lost its romance for me. Additionally, once youâ€™ve shot the pieces digitally, youâ€™re locked in to those perspectives, etc.. With the old technique, if I didnâ€™t like something I could walk over to the set and move it! Progress, rightâ€¦
Of course since then, weâ€™ve become masters of Photoshop and have created many collages for clients dropping in people, products, etcâ€¦ But for some reason, I hadnâ€™t been expressing myself with collages until recently. I just started this new series on white. The concept is â€œWhere Id Rather Beâ€ inspired by my many travels, combining my landscape and portrait work from around the world. I really enjoyed jumping back in the saddle and I would love any feedback!