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Old Reliable by JoshDykgraaf
Old Reliable
Constructed from a few hundred photos I took in London in August-September 2013, this project is about 6 months in the making. 


I recorded the process this time around, the video is 30mins in length so I'm open to ideas on how to make a more easily digestible vid. 

At any point in history, there is one city somewhere in the world that is THE place to be. At different times that has been Rome, New York, Tokyo, Athens, Istanbul/Constantinople and of course London - one of the world's centres of culture and power. 

For me, a ship is a symbol of London's power at the height of the British Empire but also the huge unstoppable weight of this city. The city is a celebration of is former glory as well as new triumphs. 

All stock by yours truly.

There's one piece of pop-culture there that can't technically be found in London, but I think deserves to be there ;-)

Want a print? I've just started selling prints on Society6: =D
The Towers of London by JoshDykgraaf
The Towers of London
I've had this image sitting in a semi-complete state for months now, I was pretty unhappy with the state it was in. I visited London last week and grabbed a bunch of new shots to finish it. 

DA's format isn't great for such a detailed wide image, I've posted some detail shots in a FB album if you want to check it out:…

For me, London is almost a dystopian city - everywhere you go the locals look weary and once you leave the centre it gets ugly fast with run down buildings and a lot of brutalist architecture. Getting around on the dark tube repeatedly can get a bit depressing. Don't mistake me though, much of the city screams cool and has some of the best hangouts I've ever been to. Young people swarm here full of hopes and dreams, some of them among my friends. 

And on that note I wanted to portray that element of the city, give an almost fantasy setting to it. 

All stock and images shot by me. (Disclaimer: the skies in the background were shot over Australia near Darwin of all places...)

Want a print? I've just started selling prints on Society6: =D
I've just finished a new piece and video to go with it showing how the image was made from start to finish. It crunches about 50 hours of work into 30 minutes. Check it out:

This was not as simple as I had thought it would be and took up sickening amounts of hard drive space screen capturing the full process.

If anyone has any ideas on how I can improve the process or make the video more digestible I'm open to suggestions! 
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Jagwa
  • Reading: Bernard Cornwall
  • Watching: Justified
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Drinking: Coffee


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Josh Dykgraaf
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Current Residence: Canberra, Australia



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LadyoftheApocalypse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing gallery!
rivorareano Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic Works 
alsarab Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing collages
wane1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Great gallery! :)
JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers =D
Carlos-Quevedo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really admire your work!
JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - it's always encouraging to know your work has an impact on people :)
Carlos-Quevedo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
perecat1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW. Very interesting content.OMG! I can't contain my excitement! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! 
ollite20 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't realize you're from Canberra until I saw the most recent works and recognized a lot of the buildings! I studied at ANU for 2 semesters.
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