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The Artist's Story #2 Umbrella Man

Another side project of mine:  The ever-popular, double exposure effect.  This style/effect can be seen in many book cover, and film cover images.  A great example is the art used in HBO's 'True Detective" series.  

I'm an avid reader of crime fiction, and mysteries.  As a visual storyteller, this is an ode to my literary influences such as Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, Elmore Leonard and many others.  

I photographed Portland's famous Umbrella man in Pioneer Square, along with the St. Johns Bridge from highway 30's vantage point.  I then banged out this digital doodle in Photoshop.  I think it sets a brooding mood: dark, with a fog-like confusion.  

Paul Jacques Morgan