Entry Title: "Scenes of Deceit"
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This series creates collages of gaudy, faded, beauty - painterly, neglected, richly
textured, and strange.
These images use small isolated details from Georges La Tours pictures as a starting
point for exploring photographic deceits.
La tour, a French seventeenth century baroque painter, explored chiaroscuro, the
high-contrast world of candlelight, making him interesting to photographers who deal in
Photography is a very different way of investigating the world to paintings. Layering and
juxtaposition of painted elements, with my own photographs is used to create a surreal,
photographic, trompe loeil world. They hint at hidden secrets and a doorway between
illusion and reality. They question reality and invite a closer look.