Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor have made distinguished careers out of manipulating images: he's an old-school darkroom guy, while she's embraced the computer. For this challenge, they provided ten images for you to remix into an original composition.
The title could have been something about nice looking non native species getting to the heart of the forest through the curtains of the city. But I think it's definitely too long.
My challenge as an artist is to convey emotion. I feel strong ties to the image of the stone head and sought for a convenient way to express myself quickly. Living on the edge of good cell service and with only Android Intelligent 2s to work with, I shot into the mirror and sent from Dorothy's phone to mine an enhanced image, then uploaded a small jpeg to the 360 site to insure timely delivery. Thank you for this opportunity to share my admiration for the artist and his stone head. Larger files of variations on this theme available at fineartamerica from yours truly, William Gruendler
Is the lady saying "Don't Leave Me" to the gentleman, or visa versa....
The pun is that there is a leaf kaleidoscopes in the background of the message. The message is actually "Don't Leaf Me".
I heard about your contest just a couple of hours ago, so I decided to use elements from your images without getting too creative by adding my own elements.
What I came up with kind of reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe.
Thanks for your contest, it's a great idea.
The photo I used for the base of the collage was taken in California last year. Then I added three images that you provided. I enjoyed the challenge!
I wanted to give an identity to marble head.
A "large Birdie" is telling the gentleman in the topper about his lady. A bright round object adds to the story.
Everything is connected, here you can't miss the small critters.
I've always liked the drama of night photography and used that as the basis for this collage. I tried having the butterflies come out of a hand or the top of the sculpted head, but Ii preferred a more minimal approach. The main challenge I find with making collages in Photoshop is that it's so easy to make changes, that I never know when to stop. I don't think this collage is very cleaver, but it shows how it's possible to completely alter the the original mood of a photo: like night and day.
As with my previous submission, I found a nature oriented motif forming as I experimented with some of the supplied images. The hand breaking through the boundaries of both a blank foreground and the restrictions of our present concepts and ideas inherent in our un-earth-friendly practices creates the strength in the hand as it helps to bring forth the growth of a tree. A bit trite in some ways conceptually but that's what came from the piece as I worked on it.
Everything was derived from the provided imagery and then manipulated in photoshop except the hole in the "hand head," which was sculpted using the program Zbrush.
This was fun. Thanks for the opportunity.
Just worked the matte after previous submission
I had a great time doing this. Spent a good part of my weekend on it. Good music, drink, and food included. Three false starts and multiple variations to arrive at this final.
Form over function