Celia Durand, Atlanta, Georgia Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement "My tools are the tools of the 21st century: computers, digital cameras, pens and tablets - virtual canvases and virtual paints. They allow me to share my inner world, to convey to others my own sense of wonder."
My work combines photography with digital artistic techniques and elements.
It starts by selecting a photograph from the many I have taken. What makes me choose one in particular? Hard to say… sometimes it’s not even the best of the bunch but it has some unique quality, some distinctive element that hints at what it could possible become.
Then the work starts by editing and enhancing it. Later I extract from it the part or parts I want to use in my new work, and then add a different background - which could be another photograph and/or a series of gradient overlays or textured transparent layers - in order to create the image that I envisioned.