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Erin Case – Digital Collage

The evolution from childhood collages, I’m thinking it looks gorgeous, but is it really that complicated? I shall work a bit more on my photoshop skills and tell you at another point.

Update, Erin was so kind to comment and shed light on the whole photoshop situation. Turns out that the two photos I liked best are actually done by hand.

“To answer your question, no the 7 digital images (Haircuts) you’ve included here are not very complicated at all. They’re part of a collaborative series with the fine art photographer Andrew Tamlyn. He went on a road trip out west and took all of these great Instagram landscape photos, as he traveled from one tourist destination to the next. The collages were done very quickly, and are quite simple. The idea was to create collage works that were almost as instant as the production of the landscape photos. The other 4 works you have featured here, including your two favorites, are not digital but are hand-cut paper collages. They are worlds more complicated than a digital collage, but still the level of complication is not what is important. It is the expression, if a collage has the ability to evoke a feeling, I consider it a successful work. ”

Personal favourite is the last one and the ghosts. All images via.

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3 thoughts on “Erin Case – Digital Collage

  1. Hi C. Cle, Thanks for blogging my work. To answer your question, no the 7 digital images (Haircuts) you’ve included here are not very complicated at all. They’re part of a collaborative series with the fine art photographer Andrew Tamlyn. He went on a road trip out west and took all of these great Instagram landscape photos, as he traveled from one tourist destination to the next. The collages were done very quickly, and are quite simple. The idea was to create collage works that were almost as instant as the production of the landscape photos. The other 4 works you have featured here, including your two favorites, are not digital but are hand-cut paper collages. They are worlds more complicated than a digital collage, but still the level of complication is not what is important. It is the expression, if a collage has the ability to evoke a feeling, I consider it a successful work.
    Cheers,
    Erin Case

    • Hi Erin,

      So do I, and I really like your work ( I only post things on my blog that I like, being a snobby blogger is overrated) – especially as I’ve said before, the one’s you actually did by hand.

      I’ve updated the post, and am very happy that you took the time to reply and explain the method behind your work and how you came across the images.

      Looking forward to more collages in the like of the ghosts/ hand cut ones. Since I just immediately felt that there was something emotional going on, whereas with the ones that you did digitally, the hair cut ones, they were very pretty, but more in a fashion/art sense than in an emotional sense – if you sort of get what I’m trying to say.

      It’s funny how I felt differently about them before knowing why. Or maybe they’re just more up my alley.

      Best,

      C

  2. I’ve seen these babies floating around Tumblr recently. They’re pretty cool! The physical act of creating these in Photoshop isn’t hard for someone who knows the program, but to come up with something like this is difficult since the idea is so unique.

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