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John Linthurst- photographer/creator portfolio
"Much of this page consists of the ‘Paper and Pellets’ series featured at the Phantom Gallery (Carlsbad) this year. Essentially I tweak the best photograph I can with a slight water color affect and then build the saturation levels. Then I paint a gell coat onto the prints surface. However to tighten up the final piece I not so randomly glue pellets and slivers of paper (typically what I can find in a days junk mail) into the shadows and highlights as subtle accents. Often I create my own highlights - or even objects - with introduced paper slivers becoming trees, rocks or points of light. The end result is that within twenty inches you can see the adulteration but beyond that it just becomes a quirk that engages eye."