Animating Imagery with Fantasy
I first started combining imagery while studying graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design. More recently I was inspired by Wes Anderson’s movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, in particular his use of color, light and fantasy.
When I was looking for an image to submit to the Rowayton Art Center’s current show “Marine and Coastal Art”, I turned to my Nantucket Ferry series. I focused on an image of the ferry window splattered by ocean spray. The image is beautiful in it’s own right, but I wanted to introduce an element of fantasy by combining the ferry window with another image.
I used a lighthouse image primarily because I think lighthouses suffer from overexposure and become difficult to photograph in any interesting way. However, if I can take the lighthouse out of context and create fantasy it can be transformative.
I am very happy with the result. I am excited and eager to create the next image in this new series.
Note: Nantucket Ferry Window Color Series #2 is now on view in the Rowayton Art Center’s current show “Marine and Coastal Art” until July 27.