Collage 101

Fuji XT1 - 35mm f1.4 + MCEX 11mm Macro extension Tube                                                  Macro shot of one of my newest collages.

Fuji XT1 - 35mm f1.4 + MCEX 11mm Macro extension Tube                                                  Macro shot of one of my newest collages.

There is something so unique about cutting out paper. First you follow the lines, navigating across the many outlines, working carefully not to damage every little piece. While crucially concentrating to capture an object of interest. Snip!

I loved collage from secondary school (year 9-13years old) where I was more focused on drawing, painting and messing around. The idea of collecting, hoarding and stringing together pieces of found image stayed with me from there on. I have tried to implement it in my illustration and photography, while aiming to document the craft and skill needed to pull of something both simple and brilliant. A collage says a lot about a person I think, they can be funny, weird, dark and downright disturbing.

Oh well its all art isn't it?

Here are three of my favourite collage artists...

Ernesto Artillo is an art director, photographer and pioneer of all things beauty and surrealist layout. Please also see his styling, animation and fine art right here!  Images from http://www.ernestoartillo.com 

Oysho Limited edition artworks. Ernesto Artillo.

Oysho Limited edition artworks. Ernesto Artillo.

Oysho Campaign 2015 Ernesto Artillo.

Oysho Campaign 2015 Ernesto Artillo.

Mr Splice aka Adam Hale has a huge following on his Instagram, with a daily series known as The Daily Splice. Based in London the artist immerses himself in the most stunning and minimalist pieces, with possibly the most energetic compositions around. Best of all he uses mostly found images from free magazines!!   Images from https://www.instagram.com/the.daily.splice/ 

Images from The.daily.splice Instagram 2016

Images from The.daily.splice Instagram 2016

From Kinki Magazine. Niky Roehreke Collage 

From Kinki Magazine. Niky Roehreke Collage 

 

Niky Roehreke  http://trendland.com/niky-roehreke-fashion-mix-media-illustrations/  http://www.nikyniky.com/work/magazine/kinki-magazine-33/