I had two piles happening. One for letters and one for faces or things.
Throughout my high school years I would often take the time to go through my old TV Hits, Dolly and Mad magazines to create covers for my folders, books and letter books (between friends). I would take great joy in planning out my covers before committing them to the sticky side of a clear sheet of contact paper. These would often look something akin to a witty (my bias personal opinion) ransom note with carefully selected and composed photographs of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, South Park, Lip Smacker tubes and body parts. It was a mixture of careful cut-outs and rough snippets pending on the variations often involving varying heights of considered elation and abrasive boredom. In hindsight, it certainly played a huge part in identity building and friendships.
I am hugely interested in using photo montaging in my photography work and I am looking forwards to learning more about how I can effectively use it with my fashion and food photography.
I love the way an image like the above makes me feel. Reminiscent, raw, conceptual and creative.
Big respect and gratitude to the founders of Dadaism who utilised photo-montages and collages to purvey their messages. A movement that has most certainly had a huge impact on the way in which I value the use of imagery and photography to create or imply something new and different.
These two images were taken using a Canon 5D Mark III 50mm & 35mm. The background was taken at North Avoca, NSW and the image of Emily was taken at Byron Bay, NSW.