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Flickr Photo of the Week
by Stephen Becker 11 Aug 2010

Congratulations to Chris Cast of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!


Congratulations to Chris Cast of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Chris is known for the fantastical ways he can manipulate a photo. Just take a look at his previous winning entry to see what we mean.  He follows last week’s winner, Jim McDonald.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took previous to the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.

Now here’s more from Chris:

Chris Cast

Title of photo: Salvation’s Evil Twin

Equipment: Canon XSI, fabric patterns, pen and ink & Photoshop

Tell us more about your photo:

Process: Salvation’s Evil Twin began as a digital photo I captured of a black bird temporarily resting on a power line –  the idea expanded outrageously from there. I scanned-in and used a few floral fabrics and some of my recent sketches, adding expressive color as I moved through the creative process.

Content: The black bird stares intently at the “twin” doll heads to the right, paying no attention to the people trapped under the staircase by the menacing presence in the blue box above. Indeed, the bird plays a part in the “salvation,” but I’ll leave that for you the viewer to think about.

Thoughts: For those creatives out there working full-time corporate jobs, it’s very important to experiment and lose yourself in wildly creative work from time to time. I have made a habit of creating one of these experimental ideas each week, printing them on canvas and showing them around the United States.