Playing with some old images and made a photo illustration as a demo for my Surreal Digital Photography class.
This is the kind of stuff I wanted to create while attending University of the Arts. Problem then was that it was frowned upon to use photos in illustrations. A while back I had to photograph one of my old professors at the college who told me that this is all the students do now. The illustration was created using Adobe Photoshop CC.
While going through my archives I found a calendar cover that I shot of Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson while he was a senior at Penn State in 2006. The cover was originally part of the Guys and Girls of Happy Valley calendar I worked on. About three months before publication, the publishers decided to change the name of the calendar to the Happy Valley Glitterati Guys and Girls.
Another image I found was my Carnie Wilson photograph in which she holds up a photo of herself before having surgery to help her lose weight. I spent the afternoon with Carnie and her husband Rob at their home in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. They couldn’t have been kinder or more accommodating. The feature was published in Star magazine a few days later.