The Snake Charmer
The Snake Charmer is a result of a trip I made to an abandoned tuberculosis hospital in New York. The graffiti was amazing in this place. The colorful squiggle of the line on the wall reminded me of a snake. I had purchased a series of vintage images that consisted of snake charmers and knew this would be the place to use one of them. Using photoshop magic I made the actual snake take on the color of the “snake graffiti” so he appears to be coming from the wall. I also did this with the graffiti road, extending it from the wall towards the viewer. A little sense of surreal humor on my part. Texture used in this image is from the Dirk Wuestenhagen collection which you can purchase from Dirk’s website.
Equipment: Fuji X-T1
Software: Photoshop CC, Nik ColoEfex Pro, Adobe Painter