This Sh'ma/Listen print is part of a collection of photo-collage-based prints that I began creating in late 2011. I start with photos I take myself, then combine and alter them in Photoshop. Until now, I have used photography only to document my work--never as a creative tool. But I began having an overwhelming feeling, as I was looking around, that the images around me were just too beautiful, too intricate--that I wanted to try to capture that beauty in photos and to use it in my work.
I certainly wouldn't call myself a photographer--I feel like more of a collector, picking up images to use in assemblages or collages, as one might collect old postcards or junk. I assemble and alter the images pretty extensively in order to make some kind of statement. I feel as though, in photography and Photoshop, I've gotten hold of a new brush, or a whole new toolbox.
One 8 by 10 laser print within a black plastic frame.
NOTE: The frame provided with this print is an inexpensive product. It could have minor flaws, such as slightly scratched glass. These frames allow me to sell my prints ready-to-hang at a reasonable price, and do look great once they're on the wall.