I am hoping to evoke an emotion of sadness and hope in my photomontage. I found an image of a homeless guy holding a dog tightly to him, and it inspired a feeling of hidden divinity in the least likely places. I chose a bleak alleyway as the backdrop for the peice with a misty portal in the background as if leading to heaven or valhalla or wherever. i made the misty quality from a collection of cloud and cigarette smoke images with a starry sky for the irregular dots. i added graffiti to the walls of the alleywy and adjusted the lighting to make it pop. I added wings and a halo to the homeless man showing the hidden divinity in even the least likely places and made them ethereal and transparent with a glowing nimbus that tied in with the lighting effects on the wall nearby. I also adjusted the homeless man’s color to apply the lighting to him as well.

Khea Padilla – Photo Montage

imageI knew I wanted to have some typographical element in the piece so I used it as a connecting thread to what I was trying to convey in my project. I want it to have something to do with unity/disunity in a fallen society that is of another world or realm, etc. I want to take photos of my friends and meld them along with other elements, together to create a form of what a society would look like if it were one person.