Right now I’m seriously digging the work of Pietro Smurra. His compositing and shading skills are truly next level. It’s really a level that I want to take my work to in terms of the scene that surrounds the primary subject of my collages. Looking forward, I plan to set aside more time to the scene and blending that usually comes at the end of a project. By that time I’m usually exhausted from the project and want to just get it finished – impatient to share it.
The high contrast and richness of colour evident in Pietro’s work is something that was missing from my recent image of Melbourne. His rendering of light and depth are just gorgeous.