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David M. Versluis

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David M. Versluis
About to break apart
Digital Montage – Archival Pigment Print
26.5” x 35.5”  |  2015
$700


PROCESS

“This montage was created on the computer using and selecting six layers in Photoshop. The image was constructed gradually by merging one digital photographic image on top of another. The transparency of each layer was adjusted and blended with special effects to let the underlying layer come through. My photographs were taken of subjects within a half-mile radius of my house in Sioux Center, Iowa—the exception is the x-ray image, which I found on the web. The hazy atmosphere in the photographs were not the result of computerized special effects, however, but were the result of smoke in the area coming from the Canadian wildfires at the time the photo was taken. Ironically, three months after I photographed the century-old farmhouse, which is a primary subject in the piece, an arsonist set fire to the place and almost destroyed it.”

David M. Versluis

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