From the Lump Gallery show description by George Jenne:
In a first time collaboration, photographer Jimmy Fountain teams up with collage artist John Bowman to create a series of wild and weird images made from excised pieces of medium format digital photos. Low key humor pervades the work, building on a compositional format that subverts our immediate expectations while honoring the mixed media gods of yore.
It works like this: John collages parts of photos that Jimmy takes. Then Jimmy rephotographs those collages and, in some instances, alters them digitally. It's a game of tit for tat, where layers of action build, while the image is increasingly galvanized into a single stratum. It's tough to tell who did what, where the cut-and-paste happened, or when it was baked into the image permanently. It is a quintessential collaboration, in that two sensibilities meld, neutralizing authorship until all that remains is a pair of artists, truly thinking as one.