Student Union - Matthew Barnes
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complete his graduate studies in applied photography at Sheridan College
this month and hopes to go to work for a studio where he can use both
his commercial photography and photo illustration skills. Ultimately he
would like to open his own studio. "I'd like to work with
writers, illustrating children's books," he says.
His images feature freehand artwork, scanned into the computer and combined
with photographs taken with a Mamiya 645 fitted with a LightPhase digital
back. "I start with a basic sketch of what I want, then figure out
which parts will be photographs and which will be art."
Image of an Era is one
of a series in which Matthew documented fashions of different decades
of the 20th century. "Magic" is a class assignment and
Private Eye Comics a birthday gift for his brother, Oliver.
Matthew's web site,
offers more of his imaginative imagery.
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