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Chris DonovanBiography: I'm a 22 year-old student at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. I transferred to RIT after receiving my associates degree at White Pines College in Chester, NH and am now finishing up my junior year here. After graduation, I'll be pursuing a career as a photographic illustrator, hopefully producing images for artists in the music industry. Most of my work is surreal in nature and incorporates many different mediums aside from just photography. Some of my recent work has included combinations of paint, inks, crayons, found objects and even sculpture. I find that the digital medium and applications such as Photoshop are breaking down the walls between photography and traditional visual arts. My images are quickly becoming an amalgamation of my photographic skills and my traditional art training and I feel that they are much stronger than my straight photographs or paintings ever were. I've chosen photography as my medium as an artist because many people view a photograph as a document of truth. My goal is to then take what is perceived as real and introduce a hint of fiction into it. By doing this, I hope to free my audience from an ordinary world and introduce them to one which can sometimes be extraordinary... which has some truly promising improvements. Country: USA Birthyear: 1978 Galleries: New Hampshire Institue of Art and Sciences Awards: Selection of portfolio chosen for publication in Fall 1999 issue of the Photographer's Forum (including the cover) Received first place in '99 North American Open Amateur Photography Contest, which is hosted by the International Library of Photography- the winning image was featured in "Focal Point" work slected for the RIT annual Art and Literary Magazine, Signatures Portfolio selected for the SpecialtyArts.com/SPAS Awards Program 2000 at RIT Received Honorable Mention in the Photographer's Forum 1999 College Annual Photography Contest; published in the Best of College Photography Annual 1999 Artwork published on the recording album "Chemical Playschool Vol. 10" by the Legendary Pink Dots Media: photography, Photography combined with digital medium as well as traditional mediums (drawing, painting, sculpture...) Style: surrealistic, Fantasy Subjects: people, portraits and characters
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