Richard Montemurro

The artist is self-taught and has been involved in photography for the last 35+ years, specializing in Art Photography since the early 80’s.

Richard's images have been exhibited in art shows in New Jersey and galleries locally, in New York, and are currently being shown at the John Lynch Limited Editions and Collectibles Gallery in Collingswood, New Jersey.

Richard has won numerous awards in art shows and competitions and his images have been published locally, nationally and internationally.
His experimentation with manipulative photography began in the 80’s and the advent of the computer has enabled the artist to pursue new directions in creating digital images. He calls the resulting images Digographs.™

The artist Richard Montemurro is currently creating computer images using combinations of his original photographs, acrylic paintings and digital art, and he has been exhibiting with several local art groups inCamden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.

My work is a combination of merging my photography, abstract paintings, and computer art into digitally manipulated images. I begin with either an original photograph, abstract painting, or computer generated image and manipulate them, either by combining segments of several different images into one final work, or individually enhancing the original piece until I have created an image to my liking. No image is ever really complete, however, as I may rework it in the future.

My objective is to create images that are unique in themselves and to present the viewer an opportunity to view an image that is something other than "just a pretty picture."

I use digital cameras to first photograph the image(s). They are then uploaded into my computer, where they are manipulated in Photo Shop, and, on occasion, other programs depending upon the effect I wish to achieve, in order to create a result, which is different from the usual photographic image.

All images are printed on an inkjet printer, using archival inks and paper..
Other than physically photographing the actual images, all of the artwork, etc., is performed using computer technology.