Visual Exploration: Amorphic Figures

PhotographerDenis Hagen
PrizeSilver in Fine Art / Collage
Entry Description

My digital photo composites are not planned or staged, but subject matter is found, captured and multiple whole photos are combined in Photoshop. My focus is Visual Exploration. My original intention is to explore colors, shapes and textures. I find the nebulous figures interesting and mysterious, as there is no sense of who they are, where they are or what they are doing. I search for something I haven't seen before. There is always the surprise of discovery, the search for something unique, and the irony of making photos that may not eventually resemble photographs.

About Photographer

Education: 2009 Associate In Applied Science/College Of DuPage/Digital Prepress 2007 Associate In Applied Science/College Of DuPage/Photography 1969 Bachelor Of Science/Iowa State University/Advertising Design Experience: 2002 Freelance Creative Director/Art Director and Part-Time Student 1994 Creative Director/Art Director/LaRowe Advertising/Chicago 1992 Freelance Creative Director/Art Director/Writer/Chicago 1988 Associate Creative Director/Jack Levy Associates/Chicago 1987 Freelance Art Director/Chicago 1981 Art Director/Lee King & Partners merged with Bozell/Chicago 1974 Art Director/Creative Group Head/Bozell & Jacobs/Omaha, Nebraska 1973 Designer/Art Director/Advantage Advertising/Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1971 Production Artist/Designer/Pepco/Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1970 Production Artist/Ad-Color Press/Des Moines, Iowa Software: [MAC] Experience With InDesign/Photoshop/Quark/Acrobat/Illustrator Plus College Level Classes In Dreamweaver/Fireworks/Flash Social Media: You'll Find My Pages On And