Here did it all start.
I was teaching a Adobe Photoshop course and I wanted the students to learn blending modes and color in a fun way.One day I found a bunch of black and white images and thought this would be the answer to my quest.
So I stared colouring, masking and playing with the image. Making a serious photograph of a goose stepping soldier into a fun half waterbird half soldier.
The have a dark skin but their names are Flemish.
A journey from warm beautiful Ethiopia brought them here.
Seen as strangers in the land they live in, seen as strangers in the land they come from.
They have one advantage, they are forever bounded to each other.
This is something I tried to show in this commission piece. The bare, misty Belgian landscape opposite the rock they float on. They float between their homeland and birth land.
Leave a comment and let me know how you feel about the image, about adopting or the love between a brother and sister. I’d love to hear.
This is one of the first images I created back in 2015.
The inspiration for this image is rather obvious isn’t it? The Anthropomorphic Cabinetof Salvador Dalí, he used the drawers as a symbol of mystery but also sexuality.
My vision here was to portray a woman with all her secrets she wants to keep hidden. Chancing the color of the grass from green to purple was a conscious decision as I wanted the picture to have something mysterious.
How would you portray this topic? Would you have chosen an other color? What do you see in the image?