Photographic / Digital Collage

The 3M Color in Color portfolio is a large body of work produced between 1971 and 1985, with the earliest model color copy machine. Subject matter consists of combinations of three dimensional objects and flat imagery placed directly on the machine's glass platen. After emerging from the machine, the images were transferred to Arches fine art paper, resulting in large scale unique prints that somewhat resemble lithographs. Working with the unconventional technology of copy machines to produce fine art photographs suggested early on the potential advantages of computers.

I purchased my first computer in 1979, expecting to use it to produce photographic collages. I had to wait a long time. The present series of digital collages was begun in 1991, using Photoshop with scanned images from my personal negative archive, small objects, and image fragments from my collection of nineteenth century prints.

All images are copyright © 1971-2004 to Ellen Land-Weber. Written permission is required for reproduction by any means worldwide.

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Winter Storm Digital Collage

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Mothers and Snakes Digital Collage

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Meersfauna Digital Collage

Carnal Plants Digital Collage

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North Coast Blossfeldt: 3M Color

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Paired Leaves: 3M Color

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Floral Anatomy Lesson: 3M Color

Calla Lily Anatomy: 3M Color

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Fan Palm Digital Collage