Announcement Richard + Smith + things = RSMITHINGS. All imagery & framings by me, by hand. Transmogrifying the ordinary into the surreal for your mental/visual delight.
Richard + Smith + things = RSMITHINGS. All imagery & framings by me, by hand. Transmogrifying the ordinary into the surreal for your mental/visual delight.
I see things in new ways since discovering the possibilities of photography and photomontage. A rich universe of detail exists all around us, all the time, just waiting to be appreciated. And with only a little effort we’re free to enjoy it whenever we want.
I’ve always believed beauty is everywhere and that we should take time to notice it. Art surrounds us, whether in architecture, words, music, or just in nature. And having an appreciation for that can make life more meaningful.
My technique is this: I constantly snap photos of whatever’s around that I find interesting. Once the urge to create strikes, I then start a synthesizing journey. Sometimes I know exactly where I’m headed; other times I’m just along for the ride, letting magic from the universe do the driving.
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My process is like carving a sculpture, with the edges of my fingers forming lines to define shapes and reveal serendipitous relationships — not unlike physically placing individual elements as in a paper collage — except I do this through masking, blending and mimicking established photographic techniques like solarization or vignetting. Each piece is meticulously crafted with these and other ingredients, using direct touch to form a hierarchy of narrative. A final composition is the culmination of fusing disparate elements into a kind of empyreal abstract union.
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Ever since first laying eyes on the photomontage medium, I’ve been fascinated with the form, having since been inspired toward a career as a professional graphic artist. Manipulating reality for artistic effect has always been my favorite part of graphic design, so I’ve worked to develop my technique for doing this in my own creations, using photography of the immediate as source material to illustrate and emphasize the artfulness of our everyday environments.
My favorite art is the kind that gets viewers to consider things in new ways. I believe that’s the most exciting thing about sharing creativity: the opportunity for a mind-expanding encounter. It can happen through words, music, visuals, or just keenly noticing what’s right in front of us at any moment. And it’s a wonderful feeling, both to experience and create.
Hi, I’m Richard Smith, aka “rsmithing.” I blend scenes from my surroundings into surreal photomontages. What you see are stylized amalgamations of my everyday world. Richard Smith + things = rsmithings.
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