HOW TO USE PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT A PHOTO-LOOK?

18" 24" mixed media on paper. by Bill Whorrall. This is an example of using a photographic source without it being static or being solely dependent on a photo reference.

18″ 24″ mixed media on paper. by Bill Whorrall. This is an example of using a photographic source without it being static or being solely dependent on a photo reference.

The image above is part of a series about water and other elements related to water. It is also a way of seeing how a photo screened image can become quite painterly and loose. A real challenge is using photography without the media itself  dominating the space.

18" 24 on paper. Mixed media with photo-screened elements by Bill Whorrall

18″ 24 on paper. Mixed media with photo-screened elements by Bill Whorrall

This work uses photo screened images of clouds and water. The soft edges and triangle, circle help push the photo reference away while maintaining the integrity of the photo-derived information. The overlapping color, drawing and writing provide layers of perception and detail.

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One response to “HOW TO USE PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT A PHOTO-LOOK?

  1. These are really cool, Bill. Great explanation, too.

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