Michael Jantzen, Masqueraders
Masqueraders, is a series of photomontages partially made from images of some of my sculptures and architectural models, as well as images of various people. The images of my sculptures and architectural models were placed into my computer where they were isolated from their original backgrounds, manipulated in various ways, in most cases clustered together, and reconstructed back into symmetrical montages. The images of the people were also isolated from their original backgrounds. I then replaced the heads of the people with the photomontages made from my sculptures and architectural models. I added images of my eyes to the symmetrical montages in the appropriate locations that symbolically refer to the eyes of the people.
These images of the people and their new heads were then placed into various real world scenes that were chosen to inspire unexpected fantasy stories in the minds of the viewers.