Giant Skull on Stairs in London

Giant skull sitting on top of spiral staircase in London. Surreal art by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: The Welcoming Committee.

Another image that pre my skull work was okay, but not interesting enough to stand on its own. However, upon the injection of a giant skull, the image was immediately compelling to me.

Juggling the skull’s perspective, position, rotation, light, and shadow presented the usual challenge inherent to this type of composite photography.

Further than that, the lines and shapes in the base photo are quite busy. That means overall contrast had to be addressed delicately. It’s often tempting to really jack up the contrast to maximize impact, but a gentle touch can be best, as was the case here.

Canvases and Giclée Prints

Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.

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