This is my submission for the “Post-Photographic Portrait” assignment.
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Doctorow’s books are a mix of science fiction, fantasy and ethical dilemmas.
Using one of the photos from the fortheremix site , some simple text, and a brush for Photoshop I made a clean cover for a book, or even poster. The original is in the 14X20 600dpi range, but the copy attached here is just a smashed down 3X4in version 72dpi.
I chose to obscure the subject’s face (Doctorow) to play into the ambiguity I wanted the viewer to begin to feel even before they began the book. A glimpse into the mind f— blow they are about to participate in by reading the story.
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