photo-collage narratives

A few cut and paste collages

made a print and gave to one of the cast members of Star Trek

Was one of my first collages in vein of Star Trek series one. made a print and gave to Marina Sirtis who was  Deanna Troi of Star Trek second generation

 

false front - the building's facing reminded me of home town which was built quickly after the SF earthquake of 1906

false front – the building’s facing reminded me of the store fronts of small towns where I grew up

 

cat by fire

cat by fireplace

 

old dog new tricks

old dog new tricks

 

Reaper [dj dills 2000]

Reaper [dj dills 2000]

 new track - djdills

new track – djdills

 

landing port

landing port –  djdills

 

Flappers

Flappers – djdills

 

August [for calendar] DJ Dills

August [for calendar] DJ Dills

Beached DJ Dills

Beached DJ Dills

 

Attic DJ Dills

Attic DJ Dills

 

Apprehension DJ Dills

Apprehension DJ Dills

 

Boat at sea DJ Dills

Boat at sea DJ Dills

 

butterflies [1995] DJ Dills

butterflies [1995] DJ Dills

Calico Cat DJ Dills

Calico Cat DJ Dills

Diver DJ Dills

Diver DJ Dills

 

Cat At Window DJ Dills

Cat At Window DJ Dills

The Tinker DJ Dills

The Tinker [Doorway Illustration 1998] DJ Dills

Hunter DJ Dills

Hunter DJ Dills

 

In My Garden DJ Dills

In My Garden DJ Dills

 

medieval feast [photos by H Hidenband] DJ Dills

medieval feast [photos by H Hidenband] DJ Dills

photo-collages DJ Dills

copyright DJ Dills [2014

Cemetary View [copyright DJ Dills] was one of 18 photo-collages in my last gallery show and was held in the financial district of San Francisco. It was a Halloween theme and a group of musicians performed interpretive music relating to the collages presented. Tree Cat [below] was also included. Most of the collages presented here have not been exhibited [though some of my art projects have been exhibited along the west coast including Seattle and Portland].

Copyright DJ Dills [2014]

Tree Cat –  DJ Dills

Stonehenge pilgrims Copyright DJ Dills 2014

Stonehenge pilgrims DJ Dills

 

Pan's Salvation Copyright DJ Dills 2014

Pan’s Salvation  DJ Dills

 

Cloudroom [1994] copyright DJ Dills

Cloudroom [1994] DJ Dills

She Awaits

She Awaits DJ Dills

 

Abduction

Abduction [djdills]

Time and Space DJ Dills

Time and Space DJ Dills

 

Delicate Balance DJ Dills

Delicate Balance DJ Dills

 

Down Came A Spider DJ Dills

Down Came A Spider DJ Dills

 

Fish Out Of Water DJ Dills

Fish Out Of Water DJ Dills

 

Science DJ Dills

Science project DJ Dills

 

Special Delivery DJ Dills

Special Delivery DJ Dills

Space Patrol [djdills]

Space Patrol [djdills]

Insect

Insect

Ancient Ruins - DJ Dills

Ancient Ruins – DJ Dills

 

Ancient Spirit

Ancient Spirit DJ Dills

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all collages presented here are copyright DJ Dills

all collages presented here are copyright DJ Dills

 

 

Photo-collage projects

“Cut and paste” photo-collage is a medium that I’ve used over several years. Like many kids of my era growing up in the States, I enjoyed looking through magazines like National Geographic, Look, and LIFE magazines [and other periodicals] that were popular in America circa 1930’s-70s. When concept recording “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band” album came out [June ’67], I loved the idea of the audio collage and accompanying cover which was a brilliant illustration created from cut and pasting bits of photos.

I began creating simple collages on envelopes and sending them to “pen pals” besides small poster sized ones.   Twenty five years later, on my 40th birthday, I took up collaging and was soon doing exhibitions. In the next few years, I also taught photo-collage seminars through University of Oregon, served as art director for Denali [Lane Community Collage art magazine], and created a book of short stories and illustrations [bxw] whilst in Germany [’97-’98].

Green Room

Green Room – DJ Dills

Audition

audition

audition – DJ Dills

Applause DJ Dills

Confrontation DJ Dills

Confrontation DJ Dills

 

Breakthrough DJ Dills

Breakthrough DJ Dills

 

Burial DJ Dills

Burial DJ Dills

 

Attic DJ Dills

Attic DJ Dills

 

Girl In Hall DJ Dills

Girl In Hall DJ Dills

Infinity DJ Dills

Infinity DJ Dills

 

Stairway DJ Dills

Stairway DJ Dills

Beckoning DJ Dills

Ginger bread love DJ Dills

Ginger bread love DJ Dills

Ballroom DJ Dills

Ballroom DJ Dills

Taking Flight DJ Dills

Dark Still life DJ Dills

Dark Still life DJ Dills

 

Up Up DJ Dills

Up Up DJ Dills

 

Der Fall Dracula DJ Dills

Der Fall Dracula DJ Dills

 

Village walk DJ Dills

Village walk DJ Dills

 

dorothy on haite street

dorothy on the Haight DJ Dills

 

betty-bridge

betty-bridge DJ Dills

 

Dutch Painter

Dutch Painter DJ Dills

 

halloween

halloween DJ Dills

 

the-big-pickle

the-big-pickle DJ Dills

 

High Times Dec 1994

High Times Dec 1994

Halloween Invite dj dills

Halloween Invite dj dills

for University of Amsterdam [1]

for University of Amsterdam [1]

Photo-collage medium. Note: aka David "Starr" [Dills]

Photo-collage medium. Note: aka David “Starr” [DJ Dills]

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happyflowers

happyflowers

winterstroll

winterstroll

ruprechtsnacht

ruprechtsnacht