Denis Hagen


About

denishagen11@hotmail.com
My images are digital photo composites, made by combining whole photos, and are intended as visual exploration. My interest is the end result-- hopefully something I haven't seen before-- hopefully art. There is no formula to their creation, although they consist of multiple whole digital photos, layered, opaqued, reversed and manipulated using Photoshop software. Most situations are found, captured without preconception and combined later. My work is essentially non-objective, with varying degrees of abstraction. There may be four to twelve whole photos involved. I try to resist the obvious, and often encourage flaws. Two-dimensional compositions seem to work best for me, and I always create in color. Digital photo manipulation has been a fresh method of visual discovery for me, resulting in shapes, textures and color combinations that I would not have considered otherwise. There is always the surprise of discovery, the search for something unique, and the irony of making photos that may not eventually resemble photographs.


Works

Addendum

Amorphic Figure

Apart From That

Break Point

Destiny

Emanation

Hightail

Inscrutable By Design

Introspection

Intuition

Jostle

Medley

Middle Distance

Mythic

NewBo Dark

Passerby

Proteus

Proximity

Ranger

Roadside

Segue

Shadowland

Shadows In July

Sidestep

Simulacrum

Slowing Down Time

StandIn

Standing Figures With Birds

That Was Thursday

Toward The Light

Transformation

Wings

A Piece Of Time

Upswing

Zephyr One

Ambit Nine