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70-hour exposure?

Airbrush (not a photo)Talk about a long exposure! I’m not sure I believe it but they say this is an airbrushed painting representing 70 hours of work—not a photograph. If it is genuine, I am at once amazed by his talent and amused that he didn’t just pick up a camera. Is photography art? Is art imitating photography art? ;-)

Painting of Tica by Dru Blair

John Watson

John is the original founder of Photodoto, but after running it for 4 years he had to focus on different things. If you're interested in what John has been up to recently, you can check is personal blog or browse his photo blog.
  • I wouldn’t say it’s really imitating photography. Renaissance artists spend years trying to get a portrait of a person that looked as realistic as possible. This is simply a return to that kind of thinking.

  • I can assure from being in one of his classes, he is the real deal and this is a painting, he has a few other paintings like this published that if I had not been an airbrush artist, and not seen it myself and the technique, I would not believe it, he is pure talent.