Book of FACTS
I couldn’t find good resolution images of the NY City Library.
I found a low-resolution photos shot from a good perspective,
and distorted it to the angle I wanted. I had to enlarge it many
hundred percent to fill the 300 dpi size required for the printed book.
This served as my layout. Then I found stone texture and cloned it
into a large field of stone bricks, basically I refaced the
Then I built a sky from 3 skies, then Googled “spectators” and
“picnics” and cut out the 20 best I found, and positioned them
on the steps after I remade the steps at a higher resolution,
and added a railing from another image.
The foreground DUCK, like the bronze lion statue in front of
American institutions, needed to look weathered pitted & aged,
so I shot and manipulated a photo of a yellow rubber duckie.
This is all pieced together from many, many different bits,
all with disparate lighting, and unified in color and tone.