Most of you know that I have a life-long passion for photography. I also have a great deal of passion for other visual arts like drawing, painting, film and so on.

Over the past 15 years or so the world of photography has changed a great deal. One of the most significant changes was it’s transformation from being a film-based to a digital-based media.

What’s the difference? Well, in the digital world it’s much easier to manipulate a photograph without raising an eyebrow or an ounce of suspicion from viewers.  The separation between artistry and reality has become very blurred in today’s photography world.

So what am I leading up to? Today I’m announcing that I have moved all of my digital art (that incorporated collage and composited work) to a new web site I call “Horseplay Studios” (www.horseplaystudios.com). This work was originally located in a separate gallery called “Digital Art” on my current photography site.

My traditional photography will remain at chipjonesphotography.com. It’s only the digital art work that I do that is being moved to Horseplay Studios. I’ll continue with my traditional photography as normal, I love capturing beautiful landscapes and architecture.

Why am I doing this? I’m doing this to make it easier for everyone to distinguish my traditional photography from the other types of digital work that I do that includes some photographic elements.

I don’t plan on spending a great deal of time promoting or marketing Horseplay Studios right now. I don’t even have a logo for it yet. It’s really meant to be more of a “incubator of visual ideas” or a “virtual sketchbook” of things that I’m exploring from a visual perspective.

I can’t guarantee that you’ll love all of my new work at Horseplay Studios. You might like it or you might not ;-). It’s all part of the creative process though. It’s like peeling an onion… you can’t get to the core until you’ve removed a few layers (creatively speaking).

I’ll keep you informed on any work that excites me via my new Horseplay Studios Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horseplaystudios. Be sure to “Like” if you want to follow my progress.

Have a great day!
Chip Jones

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