Lots and lots of stock photos, color manipulation, and editing. A heightened sense of reality and over saturation of color to suggest a bright future.
I went through a period, during my Nova Design years, of taking old vintage photos and changing them into adverts for our software. The woman here was originally holding a soundmaker of some sort. Putting the box in her hand was easy – it was surprising tedious to add ‘3.0’ to all the balloons and curve...
Part of the same April Fools gag with the retro-lunchbox. The box image is just faked up with Photoshop as was the logo. The clipart woman was from a public domain book of vintage art and photos.
A flyer design for an old friend. The client provided lots of clipart and I provided layout.
Created for an April Fool’s gag back in the late 1990s for my company Nova Design, Inc. I created an entire line of ads, product shots, and collectibles for our company from the 1960s.
Created for our local haunted house’s portrait gallery. Manipulated a classic portrait 1570s Clelia Farnese by Jacopo Zucchi. Altered expression, skin, color balance and added lots and lots of snakes.
A Boy and his Dog
My late son Haydn holding his dog Penny. He took the original photos – but she moved her head so I color corrected and replaced her blurred head with another photo he’d taken before.