michael jantzen

michael jantzen

Santa Fe, NM, US


Spirits in the Fire

Michael Jantzen’s new series of Photomontages called, Spirits in the Fire.


All of these photomontages were made from images of a campfire taken at night with a small digital camera. The campfire photos were taken while moving the camera quickly over the scene so the images were purposely streaked. The streaked images were then placed into a computer where they were cut and pasted back together into various symmetrical versions of the original image.

After the symmetrical images were made, they were edited to find places within the photos to logically add images of my eyes. These places were chosen to purposely anthropomorphize the symmetrical fire images, and in doing so, visually suggest the possible existence of spirits dwelling within the fire.

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Status: Built
Location: Santa Fe NM