Behance Artist Highlight: Photography Manipulations of Joseph Alexander
It’s Friday. The week is almost over, so let’s leave the week with a little beauty in photo manipulation. We sifted through our Behance gallery and found this week’s artist highlight. Say hello to photo manipulation maven, Joseph Alexander’s.
Here is Joseph’s story:
Wacom: Tell us how you started your creative passion.
I started using pastels and watercolors as a child, and began traditional 35mm photography a teenager. I’ve always had the drive to create but the medium has evolved over time. For me, making art is great meditation.
Wacom: What style of visual art do you focus on and why?
My current focus is photography, with a strong emphasis on photo manipulation and retouching. I treat digital photos like a blank canvas, use Photoshop is my paint and a Wacom pen is my paintbrush. It’s through these tools I can fully bring my ideas to fruition. By taking the principals of photography and applying them digitally, I’m able to create a hybrid of traditional and digital photographs.
Wacom: Where and how do you find inspiration?
I think it’s important to surround yourself with positive, creative people to draw inspiration from and collaborate with. I’m fortunate to live in a city with a thriving art scene, so when I’m not busy perusing the Internet for creative insight, I like to visit the many galleries and museums Los Angeles has to offer.
Wacom: What is your favorite of your work and why?
I have to say it’s a tie between my two most recent projects, Siren & ōrāre. Each series is a very conceptual collaboration between good friends and myself. It showcases the direction I see the future of where my work is heading. On these projects, I pushed the boundaries of what I thought I was capable of achieving in post-production.
Wacom: What Wacom technology are you using now?
I’m using an Intuos4.
Wacom: Why did you join the Wacom gallery on Behance?
There are very few online showcases, which feature such a multitude of digital art. It's such a great place for inspiration, sharing and critique.
You can see more of Joseph’s work on his Behance profile.
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