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HAND COLORING

Christopher James

A successful photographic illusion will tantalize and tickle reality; I use chromatic manipulation as a feather.

I cannot physically photograph my dreams and fantasies: they reflect no light. I can discover and manipulate realities that are like my dreams, I can invent characters and give them roles to play, but I cannot make the dream itself impress the film with reflected light. However, through color manipulation, my images can approach an interpretation of my dreams.

Unlike many other visual media, photography causes reality to be distorted, interpreted, and perspectively manipulated through mechanical process ...

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