Inspired – Astrid Torres

Inspiring!

Enjoy the digital collage works by the Guatemalan artist Astrid Torres.

Inspired – Jenny Brown

Ah, so super inspired!

The American artist Jenny Brown creates fine art illustrations over found paper and photos.

Using pens and paper cuts, Jenny brings us into her dreamy and whimsical world, full of intricate details took directly from natural elements.

Inspired – Nico Mingozzi

Spooky!

I just love how the Italian artist Nico Mingozzi transforms classic iconic vintage portraits into evil subjects. His dark style is a clear signature that pops out on every different intervention he makes. Below some of my faves. Enjoy!

Digital Collages 001

Yay!

As I promised on this post, here they are some of my first digital collages that I created thanks to the useful sources found on Hitrecord. I wanted to make some digital experiments on classic vintage photos using my signature crochet mask, and this is the result.

As I already explained for my handmade crochet collages, this project is directly inspired to “Uno, Nessuno e Centomila” (One, No One and One Hundred Thousand) novel by Luigi Pirandello. The “identity loss” of the main character Vitangelo Moscarda, is a smart analysis on how the perception of ourselves can be so different through the eyes of the others.

This is an ongoing series, I will show you just the first batch of images that I realized and then release other next week. I hope you enjoy and please let me know what do you think!

 

Inspired – J. Frede

Inspiring!

The Los Angeles multi disciplinary artist J. Frede created this intriguing project called Fiction Landscapes. Frede collected several vintage landscape photos purchased on flea markets, then he started to make a sort of collage connection between them. He basically arranged them in fascinating compositions recreating an imaginary and new landscape.

The artists explains:

I feel that with a photograph that is lacking a focal point such as a family member or specific location IE: the destination of the trip, then the photo is something of a placeholder for what was happening in the photographers life at that moment. For instance that point and shoot photo of a hill side on a road trip, which we have all taken at some point, will call back the trip as a whole and memories of the trip or that time in your life that are completely unassociated with the uninteresting and un related hillside that happened to fly past you as you rode in the car or stopped at a rest stop. Once these photos with no discernable direction have found themselves in a bin at the flea market these ambiguous photographs and their secret associations with memories are lost forever.

The concept itself is close to what several contemporary artists (included me) wants to achieve working on found images and found archives: giving a life back to people, places and stories that were lost and forgotten from a long time.

Want to win a large art print of one of my collages? Just Post a comment here to participate! Giveaway ends on Sunday 31 of January 2016.

Hitrecord – Childhood Collaboration 006

Childhood Collab!

This is the last batch of collages realized for this project. I hope you enjoy!

I experimented through the Hitrecord website on vintage portraits that users share on this portal. For the first time I wanted to work on images of people that can recognize themseves in the pictures. This was a big challenge, I was terrified by the idea to manipulate a portrait of someone that is part of the memories “attached” to it. I wanted to create a connection between the images and also to give to these photos a personal interpretation.

The result is a body of work composed of 64 postcard sized photo reproductions of 5 selected retro portraits. I will put them in little groups of 10 or so. The project is part of the Childhood collaboration.

Hitrecord – Childhood Collaboration 005

Childhood Collab!

This is a new batch of collages realized for this project.

I experimented through the Hitrecord website on vintage portraits that users share on this portal. For the first time I wanted to work on images of people that can recognize themseves in the pictures. This was a big challenge, I was terrified by the idea to manipulate a portrait of someone that is part of the memories “attached” to it. I wanted to create a connection between the images and also to give to these photos a personal interpretation.

The result is a body of work composed of 64 postcard sized photo reproductions of 5 selected retro portraits. I will put them in little groups of 10 or so. The project is part of the Childhood collaboration.

Hitrecord – Childhood Collaboration 003

Childhood Collab!

This is the third batch of collages realized for this project.

I experimented through the Hitrecord website on vintage portraits that users share on this portal. For the first time I wanted to work on images of people that can recognize themseves in the pictures. This was a big challenge, I was terrified by the idea to manipulate a portrait of someone that is part of the memories “attached” to it. I wanted to create a connection between the images and also to give to these photos a personal interpretation.

The result is a body of work composed of 64 postcard sized photo reproductions of 5 selected retro portraits. I will put them in little groups of 10 or so. The project is part of the Childhood collaboration.