Anne Horst illustrated an intriguing feature article for Marymount Manhattan Magazine recently. The article dealt with Social Media and and it's recent role in the revolutions occurring in the Middle East and North Africa. Her use of photography combined with graphic elements make a compelling cover image.
We are seeing a growing trend whereby illustration is combined with photography. Below are a few examples of different approaches. Sometimes the client supplies the photos, although frequently the illustrator shoots their own photos or stock photos are used.
John Webster created this piece with stock imagery and client supplied photos of Sorbara Hall on the St.Michael's campus at the University of Toronto. The article was on the history of the use of the campus in film.
Aaron Bihari used a photo with a duo-tone treatment for the background in this piece, to contrast with his illustrated VW bus.
This is an example of how Janice Kun creates a dream-like image with the use of her own original photography as well as stock imagery.
Margaret Lee often sets up her own photo shoots on location and uses a unique colorization to create whimsy and drama.
Bruce Emmett often stages elaborate sets, with himself as a model, in his photo-illustrative work.
Anne created this conceptual illustration to accompany a recent article in UUWorld Magazine. "Dinner with Monsanto" by Michelle Bates Deakin, covers the potluck dinner that occurred between Rev. Nathan Walker and some of the members of The Philadelphia Unitarian and two spokespeople from Monsanto. The dinner occurred after a sermon the Rev. Nathan Walker gave got the attention of scientists, media and Monsanto. The Rev. Nathan Walker wrote a sermon, "Sovereign Seeds", as an open letter to Hugh Grant, the CEO of Monsanto. In the sermon, Walker challenged Grant to respond to seven “moral questions” about Monsanto’s relationships with farmers, consumers, scientists, the government and others.
Just in time for the summer of the 2010 (Year of the Tiger), Anne Horst has illustrated the cover of Alison Lloyd's debut novel, Year of the Tiger, published by Holiday House. The story takes place during the Year of the Tiger in ancient China during the Han Dynasty. Two boys, Hu and Ren, develop a friendship across class divisions while practicing for an archery tournament- their skills and friendship aid them when their city is invaded by Barbarians.