Here I combined portraits and landscapes in Photoshop using blending modes.
I used my own photographs such as sand dunes and forest landscapes blended over black and white portraits, I then improved the images by rubbing out areas covering the face. I really enjoyed creating these images and hope to use something similar to this in my final piece.
Experiments are a collection of mostly quick low resolution concepts composed of found imagery. I really love these images because of the surreal magic in each image, by combining natural landscapes and portraits. Unlike artists like Stezaker, Matt uses digital techniques of Photoshop in place of traditional cut and paste creating hauntingly beautiful images.
Some people create images to make a statement. Others, like Matt Wisniewski, do it because it looks pretty. “It’s mostly just aesthetic,” explains the 21-year-old computer science student of his spectral photo collages. “Whatever looks nice, really.”
Art for art’s sake is no new conceit. But Wisniewski has created a particularly successful iteration by overlaying portraits with organic patterns—from flowers to jagged peaks to a Rorschach blot. He came to the combination through experimentation. “It just sort of clicked,” he says. “Natural elements tend to be a little simpler and fit together a bit more obviously with the portraits than urban elements.”
The process begins with images from Tumblr and other online portfolios. A few experimental overlays later, Wisniewski lights on something that catches his eye. “I decide that I want to go further on it and then clean that up.”
Here I copied David Hockney’s work with people, I took multiple images of my model in the same position but my camera moving around her to take photographs at many different angles. I then placed my close up images onto a large single portrait arranging them to appear as if you can see around the sides of the image.
Here are some images of David Hockney’s work titled Joiners. Here he has created a collage by joining up several close up images to create one big picture of the entire street. The image appears to be linked with cubism with some photographs taken at different angles and hang at a slight angle.