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February 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

-Brooke Shaden http://www.promotingpassion.com/

Brooke Shaden is a fine art composite artist. She has a gift for seeing light and shadow. She operates a blog where she shares her art, process, and ideas. She is very open about the way she works and is willing to share. Despite her bright personality, her work tends to be dark. She promotes the idea that you do not need elaborate props to create art. She likes to bargain shop and also use simple materials to create dresses for herself and her models. She often uses different shots using motion to piece together the final outfit. Most often she shoots with a tripod, with herself as the subject. She also likes to use vertical panorama shots to create her backgrounds.

-Jennifer Thoreson http://jenniferhudsonfineart.com/

Jennifer Thoreson is a fine art portrait photographer and fine art composite artist. Jennifer photographs her objects with the lighting situation of her scene in mind. She will shoot hundreds of objects to piece together in the final series. Her medic series uses objects from World War 2 Technology. The set she constructed in a studio, specifically for that series. Jennifer has a way of building her models into the pose she is looking for. She does not say no, but simply moves to another poses. She progressively stretches her models into more challenging positions. She likes to photograph her subject in natural diffused light. She uses a white pop up gazebo and hangs canvas at the back.

Joel Grimes http://joelgrimes.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=12191&Akey=P7FJP8B4

Joel Grimes is a Commercial portrait photographer. Joel’s images a crisp and sharp. His subjects are typically shot in studio using a 2 to 3 light set-up. He uses 2 strip lights with grids fore edge light and a soft box over head for fill. He then travels and shoots backdrops and later masterfully combines them in Photoshop.

Human Descent http://www.humandescent.com/
This Photoshop artist simply goes by the name Martin. He combines the faces and bodies of various animals. The results are whimsical and at times frightening. He is remarkably adept at seamlessly matching and blending animals together.

Jerry Uelsmann www.uelsmann.com

Jerry Uelsmann may well be considered the father of composite photography. Before the days of Photoshop, Uelsmann used darkroom techniques to blend images together. It is hard to imagine creating such amazing works without the benefit of a computer.

Maggie Taylor http://www.maggietaylor.com/
Maggie Taylor is an early pioneer of Composite Photographic fine art. She creates surreal, painterly pictures that hardly look like photographs.


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