Finches In Paradise – digital collage – © 2017 – Howard Faxon
This is just a straight collage of pieces from my photography archives (photos taken by me). A House Finch sitting in my peach tree is the prominent element. It appears twice. One is wrong-way-reading and reduced in size. Do they say “wrong-way-reading” anymore? When I worked doing graphic arts for a small printer chemical photography was used to make the printing plates. If the negative’s emulsion layer was on the wrong side you got a mirror image instead of what you wanted. And, that was “wrong-way-reading”. They sure hated it if you wasted film that way; but, let’s get back to collage with computer …
May I say that the computer is the best, the most fantastic glue and scissors in the universe. The scissors part is actually using the “eraser”. It is a magic eraser that can cut a crisp or a fuzzy line. And your glue is unbelievably satisfying to use. It always sticks, never sets, … you can reposition it at will and shrink or enlarge it at the same time. This is pretty convenient for a sketchpad. I would encourage everyone to play around like this every once in a while. It’s big fat fun!
This is a digital collage combining elements from my personal photographs (taken by me).