Thoughts of perception

PhotographerMatthew Derezinski
PrizeHonorable Mention
About Photographer

Currently teaching at Truman State University, as an Associate Professor in the Visual Communications concentration were I have taught intro to advance courses and Foundations. As a designer I work in many areas of Visual Communication from print, web, motion and anima­tion. In past few years my work has been directed towards photographic manipulated imagery. This work incorporates layers of textural and organic imagery that draws upon my interest in decaying architecture, nature and the Mid-Western landscape in which I live. This imagery, rich in personally derived symbolism, is organized into mystical and mysterious landscapes. While the stories created in the work are not explicit, I incorporate symbols that, like signposts, encourage the viewer to navigate the implied narratives in their own way, based on their own personal experience.