This is a digital world. We are surrounded, engulfed by, and reliant upon digital media. It has become a way of life and a way of seeing. As digitally manipulated images become the norm, their fantasy perspectives are becoming the new reality. Is there such a thing as truth and lies in digital art photographs, or is it all just possibility?
Our capacities and aptitudes for creating digital photographic art far exceed what we had imagined. We’re tempted by new technologies – camera phones and point and shoots, the next 80megapixel medium format digital back, the newest apps, the latest updates - we cannot help but push the proverbial envelope (shadow/highlight recovery, adjustment brushes, the curves line, layer blending modes). There is art in successful digital imaging and manipulation. Vincent Dixon, the Wade Brothers, David LaChapelle, the collaborations of Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, and our Juror, award-winning Photoshop expert Suzette Troche-Stapp are elevating the digitally manipulated photograph to the next level. How do you use it to develop your concepts and achieve your constructs? Whether you are enhancing or altering reality, creating fantasy, retouching, compositing, constructing, how has digital informed your imaging?
Juror: Suzette Troche-Stapp
A photographer since the age of sixteen, Suzette Troche-Stapp has been working in digital imaging since its inception in the 1980's. Recognized throughout the industry, Suzette was recently named one of the "Top 40 Photoshop Experts," awarded the "Guru Award" for excellence in Photoshop by NAPP, and nominated for the "Photoshop Hall Of Fame" several years in a row. Her images are seen in national ad campaigns, editorial beauty and fashion features, and her celebrity images have been broadcast to millions on shows like "The View", "The Late Show", and "Kathy Griffin's Life on the D-List". Troche-Stapp is also a workshop facilitator and author, offering tutorials, several published articles and an award-winning book “The Glitterguru on Photoshop: from Concept to Cool.” We are so pleased to have Suzette Troche-Stapp’s digital expertise and commercial experience as Juror for “Digital Concept.Digital Construct.”
All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.