more halloween collages

ballroom djdills

costume party [djdills]

Bonfire nite [djdills]

Bonfire nite [djdills]

astral travel [djdills]

astral travel [djdills]

den of fate [djdills]

den of fate [djdills illustration]

ghostly visit [djdills]

ghostly visit [djdills]

witch [djdills]

witch [djdills]

spirit released [djdills]

spirit released [djdills]

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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]. Though I gained a reputation as a “contemporary surrealist” with my conceptional motifs, the collages also include simple themes playing with shape and colors gleamed from magazines dated up to 1970 though often use kotacrome and ektachrome from the ’50s-60s [compliance with copyright law]. As I retire from my day job this year, the plan is to work on more projects including a card line.

Abduction

sanctuary

village walk

the big pickle

delicate balance

art deco

der fakk dracula [class project]

Denali [cover of college magazine]

cat by fire

happy flowers

cloud room

childhood lost

Green Room

Green Room – DJ Dills

Audition

audition – 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

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

 

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

All images subject to copyright [c.djdills]