PAPER STREET COLLAGE
SELF INITIATED GOLD AWARD
2009 – IMAGES 33
Jonas has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer since 1997 when he graduated from Forsbergs School of Design in Stockholm.
“I started toying with textures in Photoshop and thought a street scene would be suitable for a collage treatment.”
“It was certainly a surprise win for me. I entered the image as a graduation of sorts after learning a lot about Photoshop and collage-making while putting it together. I never thought it would get much attention. Winning made me think that I was on to something and encouraged me to further explore the method of collage.”
BRIEF: Since the image was entered under self promotion a brief never existed.
MATERIALS: Photographic textures, photos. Everything digital.
RESEARCH: A good friend introduced me to websites with free high resolution photographic textures and I went looking.
PROCESS: I drew the basic shapes of the buildings in Adobe Illustrator and then applied textures and colours in Adobe Photoshop.
RESISTANCES: The image was made as an exercise in Adobe Photoshop and collage so naturally my inexperience brought on resistance. For the most part though I had a blast.
INSIGHT: This is fun, I got to do more collages.
DISTRACTIONS: Family life.
NUMBERS: Images 33 – 2009. That odd and wonderful feeling of unexpected success.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Many thanks for the encouragement! I’ve continued to produce collages and have loads of fun doing it.