I’m excited that the Science section of the New York Times contacted me for I’m excited that the Science section of the New York Times contacted me for this assignment. The art director has seen my X-ray section of my web site that I created about 5 years ago.
I started my X-ray collage journey on my iPad after the hyenas November bombing attack in Paris that killed 130 people. I posted most of my photomontage experiments to protest against senseless violence on Instagram. Later I added them to my website.
The tonality of x-ray photography and, of course, the fact that we can look into a solid object appeals to me. I’m the first to admit that I lean over at the airport security checks to get a glimpse of the guy’s monitor that looks into my luggage. The transparency that gives us a sense of security is what my visual investigation was all about.
I’ve learned from creating these collages on my Ipad to make them just like photographers John Heartfield would create his photomontages with an enlarger in the darkroom. Using a soft edge to mask and blend images with double exposure.
This kind of artwork would be suitable for assignments about; Security, Dreams, Fear, History, Transparency, Cyber-Attacks, etc.