Through various digital techniques and processes, Michel Godts creates abstract art from manipulated photography.
Michel Godts is a freelance graphic designer and independent artist. His work ranges from abstract fine art photography to exploring photo-based digital art. Mostly photographing urban scenes, he also incorporates manipulated images into abstract compositions, photo illustrations, and digital mixed media. Furthermore, Michel Godts moved to the USA in 1987 and currently lives in Rochester, NY. Also, he holds dual citizenship and speaks French and English.
Michel Uses Abstract Fine Art Photography to Express Emotions in an Artistic Way
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Eclectic photography style
Michel Godts’s photographic work is very eclectic: from non-objective abstract to documentary. Each artwork can then carry its own specific style depending on the subject matter or the mood he is trying to convey.
Moreover, Michel’s work can be classified under two main categories: 1) abstract art from manipulated photography and 2) fine art photography.
One of Michel’s art collections is called “Abstract Art From Manipulated Photography.” In this collection, he explores how photographs can be used as tools to create digital abstract art. “I do this by manipulating a photograph or a combination of them in Photoshop,” says Michel.
Furthermore, through various digital techniques and processes, Michel’s attempt is to create a final abstract artwork that will intrigue and challenge the viewer.
Seeking comfort & inspiring viewers
As an artist, Michel took photographs and created artworks to satisfy his artistic passion. He hopes that some images will let viewers be moved, be challenged, be inspired, find comfort.
‘‘Analyzing the work from important past and contemporary photographers helped me understand how best to use composition techniques and light to express emotions,” says Michel Godts.
But his love for graphic design is a strong influence on his recent abstract work: geometry, symmetry, pattern, textures, white backgrounds, and simple shapes are recurring themes.
Photography as a hobby
Michel Godts’s interest in photography started when he was around 16. Photography became more of a hobby and it is only in 2008 that he began to sell his work and pursued photography more as an art.
Until 2014 most of his work concentrated on urban subjects. Since then, while still taking photographs in mostly urban settings, he has also explored the possibilities of manipulated photography to create abstract compositions, photo illustrations, and digital mixed media art.
To see Michel’s latest artwork, visit Saatchi Art >
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