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Dana Trippe's Photos Encompass Nostalgia and Psychedelia

 - Jan 25, 2018
References: danatrippe & juxtapoz
Dana Trippe uses mixed media techniques for her 70s-inspired psychedelic photography series. The photographs have muted colors and grainy textures, communicating the nostalgic melancholy of a past decade. Dana places her subjects within a natural landscape or in a creative space of fish bowls or psychedelic rainbow lights. She shoots stills with a 35 mm and 120 mm film and later edits them in Photoshop or paints them by hand.

The drip-like residue of the watercolor or the slightly rough texture of acrylic paint adds an authentic and pleasant artistic effect to each photograph. The magical aspect of Dana's psychedelic photography series is further strengthened by creative choices like dream-like, muted lighting or otherworldly landscapes that showcase the subject as a part of a cult classic galactic 70s TV sitcom.