2011 has been the year that I have gotten back into creating art. This all started a year ago, after I completed editing photos taken at the Fort Collins Zombie Crawl. During the editing process, sometimes I can spend a bit of time staring at the details of a photo. Sometime during that process I find myself looking at a picture and thinking that it is missing something, or that it could be something more. Something about these photos affected me more than normal, could have been that the approach of winter is usually the slow time of year for me and that I looking for a project to keep me busy. It could have also been that I didn’t feel that these photos had the impact that I was hoping for. They are pictures of zombies, they should scary and disturbing. At that time I was looking for project ideas, and I was looking to do something that was completely different from anything that I had ever done before. This became just that project.
It was a short time later, but the inspiration struck and I started going back through these photos to pull out certain ones that I felt I could do some interesting thing to. I created a series of digital art pieces and then kept them hidden for nearly a year. This was something I wanted to do a show with instead just placing online; I would need to wait for the right time to show them.
Throughout this year’s Zombie crawl and during Halloween, ten of the pictures were on display around the town of Fort Collins, Colorado. Now the entire series is online for the rest of the world to enjoy.
To add a little something special, I created the following video with the before and after version of each pieces.
With the holiday season approaching, and as I mention above, this my slow time of year. Post on this blog may get a little inconsistent over the next couple of months. I might even take a break for a short period. If this happens, don’t worry, I will be back. We all got to rest a little from time to time.