artist is self-taught and has been involved in photography
for the last 35+ years, specializing in Art Photography since
the early 80’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.
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.™
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.
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.
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."
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.
images are printed on an inkjet printer, using archival inks
Other than physically photographing the actual images, all
of the artwork, etc., is performed using computer technology.