13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Manipulated Images


"Caribbean Cubism"
By Bill Blankenburg

About Bill Blankenburg

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Bill 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 the pieces.

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 said.
Blankenburg is a retired professor of journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

--Jaime Marconette

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