Artitecture: Jim Kazanjian’s Crazy Houses


Jim Kazanjian - Eclectix

Artitecture: Jim Kazanjian’s crazy houses are digital collages of abodes on hills or rocks or turbulent oceans – rising above dark destructions in a wonderful way. Some have smoke or waterfalls erupting from them, some become whole cities and some are desolate haunts, singularly creepy eclectic mounds. We first found them while putting together the Places exhibit and wanted to feature more of these fantastic and ramshackle monoliths.

My images are digitally manipulated composites built from photographs I find online. The technique I use could be considered “hyper-collage”. I cobble together pieces from photos I find interesting and feed them into Photoshop. Through a palimpsest-like layering process of adding and subtracting, I gradually blend the various parts together. I am basically manipulating and assembling a disparate array of multiple photographic elements (sometimes more than 50) to produce a single homogenized image. I do not use a camera at any stage in the process.

LINK to Jim Kazanjian’s Website

Jim Kazanjian - Eclectix

Jim Kazanjian - Eclectix

Jim Kazanjian - Eclectix

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