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The Child Experiments with Being a Digital Artist

Digital Painting based on photograph

On the series: These portraits were more collaborative efforts with my young son, than my simply taking pictures of him. He would prepare a situation and would ask that a picture be taken, which is how the series began. He wanted to see how what he'd dreamed up looked like through the eye of the camera, and enjoyed having it preserved--probably like most children. Then when I was working on a picture in post production I would ask him what he thought as we both conjured a photo befitting his dream.

On this image: This is a digital painting based on a photo, rather than being a photo, but it belongs to the Child Experiments series. Depicted is H.o.p., the artist, at work on his digital art. He was fascinated by the sphinx at the time. He never ceased creating, drawing and sculting figurines every moment he was awake.