This was my final graduation project from the Langara Professional Photo-Imaging Program.
Started as a simple portrait of a gentleman I met on 4th Ave.
Took that image and used the Cutout Filter in Photoshop to reduce it to only 7 shades of grey.
Now I wanted to add a bit of myself to this so I used 812 images I shot of Furious George at the 2008 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships. Selected them all made a couple contact sheets and moved images here and there until I ended up with something that looked like this…
I then went back and took those 7 levels of grey to make layers masks for some curve adjustment layers. Once those were all in line it looked closer to the end product.
Since a lot of the adjustment layers were a little more extreme than usual it really made the focus on the collage rather than the portrait. My solution, black and white filter set at 70% opacity. I think it reads far better after this change….
I’m not so good with glue and glitter so this is my version of getting “messy” in photoshop. It was a good experience to play around and arrive on solution that looked different than I would have anticipated. Can’t wait to play with more creatives like this in the future.