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    Entries in photo collage (4)


    Outlandish Fish

    Images and styles do invoke a place in time. Unfortunately, this image suffers from a reminiscence of a Photoshop job circa 199x. It's still an interesting image (and thus the decision to post it) but feels awfully dated.

    Image composed from stock images in Photoshop.


    Taking Giant Steps

    With reverence to the great John Coltrane. My visualization of John Coltrane's music is of flying dragonflies, especially when listening to Giant Steps. Great music can provoke a secondary sensory perception and for me it's visual. 

    Michal Levy, a designer and musician, writes about her connection between music and visual imagery, producing a fantastic animation set to Giant Steps.     

    Source material credits: John Coltrane photos by David Redfern; music notation from "Conquering Giant Steps" by Corey Christensen, published in the September 2005 issue of Guitar Player magazine; two original photographs used as background textural images

    Photo collage composed in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 3 Beta   


    Mandarin Skies

    It's an eventful day when starfish and a dragon descend from the skies.

    Photo collage (from stock images) composed in Photoshop 


    Infinite compassion

    TED podcasted a series of talks on compassion recently featuring Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Reverend James Forbes, Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, Robert Thurman and Robert Wright.

    Irrespective of one's religion or atheism, compassion is always true.

    Above: photo collage completed in Photoshop