Remember waaaayyyy, waaaayyyyy back when people used film? Back when you used to drop off your film and quiver with anticipation at what you would get back in a day or two? Or one hour if you were a big spender? Or how about this; you discover the holy grail of photography: the roll of forgotten and undeveloped film. The suspense was intense.
Not so much anymore. Everyone has a million pictures on his phone and photographs are largely throw-away things. Oh well, that’s the way things go.
But what about those old photos? I used to keep almost all of them. Even the really bad ones because who knows? Maybe I’ll think of a good use for them. These are all photo-collages that I made using old photographs.
|Dream of the Advancing Minotaurs|
For the Dream of Advancing Minotaurs, I used a picture of an old etching and pictures of my Dad and myself holding up a bull skull like we’re a couple of minotaurs. By the way, that bull skull was one of the best Christmas presents I have ever gotten.
|Nimrod and His Father|
The pictures on the left are of an etching and woodcut while the drawing of the snake on the right is a preparatory piece for a linocut. It so happens that I’ve always seen these images as part of a whole composition. I suppose the way I have reinforced that conception is by having the far left coil of the snake spill over slightly onto the preceding page.