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Martlett Criss Cross by Robert Koss

All About Color

A Robert Koss retrospective can be found under Modern Photographers and Photographers A-Z.
The 21st edition of AAP Magazine features works of art in which the only limit to creativity is the photographer’s imagination.

Life is a Stream of Colors in All About Photo Showcase

My work is featured in the latest edition of AAP Magazine #21: COLORS.

In its printed edition, About Photo Magazine showcases exclusively the winners of AAP Magazine’s call of entries seeking works of art in which the only limit to creativity is the photographer’s imagination. I am proud to be a part of it and honored to be among those selected for a merit award.

You can find a retrospective of my work here under Modern Photographers and Photographers A-Z.

Above, scenes from Smash-up / Mash-up / Cut-up series in a retrospective of my work presented by All About Photo.

Take a virtual tour of All-About-Photos.com to discover the winners and other highly-rated submissions from each photo competition.

It’s all about photography.

Gallery: Smash-up/Mash-up/Cut-up

Smash-up/Mash-up/Cut-up Series by Robert Koss

Artist’s Statement

In the Smash-up/Mash-up/Cut-up series of work, I have photographed plastic models that I made as a child. I place the models on bright Day-Glo poster boards. The colors of the boards are chosen to contrast with the colors of the model planes. For me, the colors evoke the promise and freshness of my childhood.

After initially photographing the intact models, I smash and then re-photograph them, capturing the positions in which the pieces landed. At times I combine the before (intact) and after (smashed) photographs, and at other times I just use the smashed images.

With the destruction of my childhood achievement, I bid goodbye to the bright promise of those younger days. The idea of chance juxtaposed with contrasting colors results in new artworks that reflect great visual depth, while evoking something bright and shiny from my past, albeit now broken and flawed.