Deb Young & Frank Diaz

*Playground Series

Poking the Hornet’s Nest
Hoops
Hide and Seek 3
The Potato Race
Rush
The Jump
The Conspirators
To the Other Side
Incoming
The Swing

*Wandering Kind

The Goat
Two Dogs
Leading a Horse to Water
The Fox + the Turkeys
Geese in the Woods
The Four Horses
The Impalas
Seagulls 1
Nomads
The Pig + the Sparrow

Folktales

The Pied Piper
The Idol Worshipper
Hansel + Gretel I
Gathering Wildflowers
Hansel + Gretel 2
Jack + the Beanstalk 1 Desire
Babes in the Wood

Suspicion

The Two Glasses
Open Secret
The Sun Sets at Dawn
The Visitor
Through the Window
The Conversation
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 The  International  Collaboration  Project
The idea that two artist photographers—one male, the other female—can work together, in real time while being separated by a vast ocean, is revolutionary — but such is the nature of this new exploration, The International Collaboration Project, with Frank Diaz (USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand).

Out of a joyful embrace of the 21st century digital era came Francisco Diaz + Deb Young’s unique vision for The International Collaboration Project:  an inspired artistic effort wherein art photographers create works jointly from different corners of the globe, blending creative energies to design exceptional works as an example of true cooperation amongst global strangers in these difficult times.

These photo-montages have been described as “disturbingly beautiful” and their uniqueness has given rise to the designation “cinematic narrative photo-montages.” This work has caught the attention of prestigious online photographic magazines like Lenscratch, Lens Culture, Virtual Artbeat, PH Magazine and Rfoto folio to name a few. The ICP has also been invited to exhibit at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the KOLGA Awards in Tbilisi, Georgia, the 6TH EDITION OF THE POLLUX AWARDS — The 3rd Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography exhibition in Malaga, Spain –where both Diaz + Young were chosen as Photographers of the Year with The International Collaboration Project work winning in 3 categories. In May of 2015 Diaz + Young/The International Collaboration Project had a solo exhibition of their “Playground Series” at Soho Photo Gallery in NYC.

All of The International Collaboration Project work is created under the concept of “cinematic narrative photo-montages” — a reliance on movie sensibilities in the development of both Diaz + Young’s “narrative” and stylistic photographic approach. Another unique aspect of this work is that Young + Diaz integrate hundreds of individual random photos that they snap along with appropriated images to form the illusion of one cohesive image. This montaging of random, unrelated photos to give the illusion of a single snap allows Young + Diaz to raise the question of what is reality and to discuss the idea that our world is a fiction created by the limitations of our perceptions. The uniqueness of this collaboration is under scored by their working process — though Young + Diaz live over 8000 miles apart—he in the USA and she in New Zealand—they work digitally in real time, on each piece and have developed a way to set up their shots together by being able to see remotely through each others cameras!

You can also visit the website for Frank Diaz + Deb Young to read more about this incredible collaboration:  bit.ly/1ToJJSm

The Playground Series

Folktales

The Lost Boys

The Wandering Kind

Suspicion