13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Manipulated Images
By Bill Blankenburg
About Bill Blankenburg
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Blankenburg, 72, knew his chosen concept while on the Caribbean
cruise in January. Based on David Hockney's works of applied
cubism, Blankenburg reassembled seven different photographs to
create the work.
"I had been breaking pictures down into multiple photos," said
Blankenburg, who had previously experimented with Hockney's style.
Blankenburg then reassembled
He took approximately two dozen digital photos from the deck of the ship. By
photographing the same area at different times of day, he gathered the various
aspects of the setting. Once he had hard copies, Blankenburg reassembled the
pictures and used Photoshop to manipulate the work.
"It's not quite a collage, but not quite anything else either," Blankenburg
Blankenburg is a retired professor of journalism from the University of Wisconsin.