MARC & SEVEN
Photographic Artistry and Graphic Designer, with a knack for crafting wild and whimsical fine artwork images and alluring creative portraits.
Born in San Diego, CA., I have worked as an artist for over (33) thirty three years since 1986, and for the last twenty three years creating "Photographic Artistry" , FX Portraits for Pets / People and Graphic Designs.
Between 1986-1996 I created 3D/2D mixed media sculptural wood relief wall artwork, and I operated 3 art studios at the beautiful Spanish Village Art Center, located in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.
Creating art is a process of alchemy for me, from darkness into brilliant radiant light, exposing and celebrating the hidden and exposed emotional responses into bold colorful compositions, where imaginary takes a journey full of discovery.
Step one is the concept, then gather all my imagery that will make it "real" for the viewer that leads them through the composition. That requires many layers of individual photos that I mask or composite, (remove the background from around a selected object), to finally blend into an environment that feels like a place you can walk into and explore.
I take my own digital photographs, and use photo editing and special effects software, including some mixed media painting techniques.
MARC KITAEN ARTWORK SLIDESHOW
THE BONDS THAT TIE ELEPHANTS
This Artwork Slideshow has a good overview of my artwork that covers many categories, giving you a nice pulse and visual insights into where my muses lead me...
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*** MARC KITAEN T-SHIRTS & APPAREL STORE COMING! ***
"The ability to be able to offer almost unlimited design choices for your commissioned "Pet Fun" Photo Collage project gives you many options to work with".
For details contact: Marc Kitaen
CHROMA KEY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Currently I do not offer chroma key "FX Portrait Photography". I can photograph people and pets at their homes, on locations at beaches, parks, or my clients can send me their personal images to use in a commission collage or portrait project.
Marc Kitaen Chroma Key Photo Shoot / Video collaboration project at "Green Screen Wizard" studios, with 5 Models and 3 Hair & Make up artists, and the best professional support crew!
"Watch as the original chroma key photograph images turn into artwork, as a transitional before and after vision unveils itself"...
Original artwork, all video editing and graphic designs by Marc Kitaen.
Produced by Craig Wilson of Mental Ecletic.
Videographer Chris Hickey.
Motion Graphics original intro and sound effects by Alan Brock.
This model photo shoot was such an awesome artistic collaboration project! All the professional friends that came together as one creative army made me very proud to have had the pleasure of working with! From my heart my gratitude and Thank You all for making my dream turn into reality!
The entire crew: Craig Wilson of "Mental Eclectic" (Producer), Michael Lee of "A Style Coincerge", loaning us (2) Professional Hair Stylists & Make up artists: Amber Kannar , and Dan Omar, Professional Hair Stylists & Make up artist Miranda Jean, Chris Hickey (Videographer), Alan Brock (opening intro motion graphics & soundtrack), Kat Casna (production), Amy Kaczmarek (wardrobe), Models: Kat Casna, Erin Edwards, Stella Dacy, Amber Kannar, Byron Stevens and Manny Silveria. Music soundtrack by "Moby", Song title: "Silver", www.mobygratis.com
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"CHROMA KEY CUSTOM PORTRAITS"
The pursuit of doing chroma key portraits was a no brainer, since I was already creating a huge artwork backgrounds library, which was ripe and shouting to have subjects placed into them.
The constant need for original props, real plants used in my photo digital composites was justification enough to purchasing a (5) five strobe lighting system by "Paul C Buff". My home garage was converted for chroma key photography, and though not large it sufficed for client commissions and my art needs.
It has been awesome creating hundreds of fun custom chroma key commissioned portraits for people & pets in studio and on locations. Setting up my portable chroma key & lighting at locations took me to events like "Comic Con" after parties and art shows around town.
Fate would have me meet a pioneer software engineer in the chroma key industry, "Ken Colby" of "Green Screen Wizard" software. Shortly after meeting Ken, he went and opened up a dedicated chroma key photography studio called "Green Screen Wizard", located in the Miramar area of San Diego, CA.
This green & blue screen setup was for a large event I envisioned doing one day. The measurements here portrayed are accurate and can be used to get good chroma key photography results including lighting the green screen and your subjects.
* FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CHROMA KEY PHOTOGRAPHY,
PLEASE VISIT MY "TIPS ON CHROMA KEY & SETUPS" page.
MARC KITAEN CD'S 1-11 * ART * BACKGROUNDS * FRAMES * HOLIDAYS * PROPS *
I created these original CD art backgrounds, textures, sandwich overlay frames, props, inspirational and holiday CD's for photographers using Green/Blue screen and for the graphic design communities. *All images sold are copyright ©Marc Kitaen.
3D SCULPTURAL WOOD RELIEFS * 1986 - 1996
From 1986 – 1996, at Spanish Village Art Center located in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA , I leased and operated 3 different art studios. I created 3D/2D mixed media sculptural wood reliefs, large wall decorations and table top designs. The finished art projects had the appearance of being 3 dimensional when viewed from the front and side angles.
Art themes included: Nature, Wildlife, Native American, Southwest Designs and Fantasy.
Inlaying wood marquetry techniques, and individual pieces (designs/shapes) were layered on top of each other with the use of plates, held together by screws and glue. I painted each individual piece on all sides and edges, and also sealed them prior to painting and after, ensuring their ability to withstand most environments stresses that they may have to endure. There were also functional design elements built into the creations, like mirrors, shelving and electrically illuminated lighting.
Materials and techniques used: Marquetry (inlaying and over lay hard wood veneers), colored oil base stains highlighting each grain line, special sand mixtures, hand painted acrylics & airbrushing, electrically illuminated, metal work, and other accessories and embellishments. Over 500 art project & designs were completed and sold during that time period, most projects were commissioned by clients.
"PIXELS 2 EDITIONS" / My Personal Choice for Local Art Graphics Print House