Skull Floating Over Ho Chi Minh City – Black and White

Skull floating over Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, surreal artwork in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Godseye 2. The 2 is due to this being the second iteration (to state the obvious). The first is in color.

I seem to like breaking off a lot to chew… The tilt-shift effect—ie, the blurring—is entirely fabricated. For those who’ve never heard of it, real tilt-shift is created by a special camera lens. The problem is in determining which parts of the image would be blurred with a tilt-shift lens.

There wouldn’t be much of an issue if it was a flat landscape, it’s the tall buildings that present an issue. Anyway, getting it to look right involved a lot of close and careful work around building edges. It was worth it, though. The effect improved the picture immensely.

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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