I have been wanting to share this mixed media image for ages. My initial plan was to create enough of these to do a show, using portraits I took of the kids I worked with in Sri Lanka and India several years back with Orphan Sponsorship International. I may still develop this in the future, but for now this remains a stand alone piece.
Printed the portrait (taken outdoors- as you can see below) using a regular office printer.
Using a newspaper that I brought home from India, I ripped pieces off and put them over top of the portrait using variations in the paper’s gradients to help shape the image.
I took a photograph of the paper pieces laid overtop of the portrait and brought it into Photoshop where I removed the background and experimented with stylings.