What is digital collage?
Digital collage is just like a normal collage, in that I take multiple images and assemble them to make something new, except I combine everything in Adobe Photoshop and all of the images you see, I photographed myself. The finished collages are then printed, signed and editioned.
How long does it take to make each collage?
That's hard to answer because I generally split my year by photographing in the summer and then spend my winters using that catalog of images to make the collages. Once I sit down to actually make the pieces it can take years or just a few days, depending on how large and/or detailed it is.
Where do you find everything that you photograph?
I find a lot of what you see in my own garden, as well as frequent wholesale flower markets. Sometimes I photograph taxidermy or raise the insects myself. If you're curious about my policy regarding animals in art, you can find my code of ethics here.
Where can I buy or view your work?
What paper do you print on?
2019+ work is printed on a Baryta Rag which is a 100% cotton, barium sulfate fiber paper that holds details in the deep blacks while producing natural highlights with a slight fiber glossy surface texture.
Can I hire you for a commision or commercial project?
We can absolutely talk about it. Feel free to send me a message with an idea and a timeline.
Can I ask you for some advice?
Yup, but I may not be able to get back to you right away. (I do my best though.)
What other mediums do you work with?
My work is always evolving.
I make temporary live floral installations, as well as build more permanent botanical themed site-specific installations. I prefer to create these environments to add context to my hanging prints.
If you'd like to commission an installation, please contact me directly.