This photograph is part of a series titled Fugue. One definition of fugue is: a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days. My images are hazy portraits of figures from that illusory world. They are informed by emotion, memory and folklore. This is a digital print from a chromoskedasic painting. The original was manipulated with chemistry that I painted on the paper during the black and white development process. I like working with alternative processes, especially combining photographs with painting in unconventional ways. Visually, I am interested in pushing the boundary between where the photographic image begins and ends. Conceptually, I see this combination of photograph and paint like magical realism in fiction, blurring the edges of belief.
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