Collage was the predominant media for political and social criticism towards from the middle of the 20th Century. Photographic images were used to promote products and present news and information through newspapers, magazines and journals.
This work was predominantly produced between 1978 and 1990 and is an archive of my hand made collage work produced pre Computer Generated Imaging.
Until the late 1980s the only way to access images was through printed books and magazines. This was restrictive, not only in the type of images you could access, but also the time and effort this took and the restriction of the size of the images that were available. The work in this section reflect some of these changes. Significant opportunities were first realised with the introduction of the colour photocopier. (See Plagiarism work as an example) and obviously was revolutionised with firstly the computer (Especially photoshop – See Babies) and then the internet. (See digital)
With the introduction of the computer and more importantly the Internet, the ability to quickly produce powerful images and even more importantly distribute this work quickly and widely revolutionised visual communications.