While exploring the world of digital collage, I came across the work of Andy Ducett. Using old photographs and his own original drawings, he creates these quirky and exciting images. I love the contrast between the vintage tone and filter of the photographs, and the bold black lines of the drawings.
The main theme of many of the photographs he uses for his collages is family holidays. He uses personal photographs that you would usually find in family photo albums and turns them into something a bit more eye-catching. One of my favourites is the family posing for a photograph on the beach, but there are two cartoon heads coming out of the sand. It’s a fun way to relate to the games played by children on the beach, which includes burying people in the sand. It creates a different perspective, and even pays tribute to the common ‘photobomb’ that often occurs in photographs posted on social media these days.
I love how Ducett has manipulated the photograph above. He has turned a simple image into what he wants by transforming the road into a bowling alley. The bowling ball in the centre of the image catches your eye, creating an almost 3D effect.
If you want to check out more of Andy’s stuff, visit http://www.andyducett.com/
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