I have had the idea of doing a poster like this for a while so with the exhibition coming up at the Bristol Festival of Photography www.bfop.org/ in May I thought I would have a go.
As I have said before on my blog I have been playing guitar badly for forty years. Although I went on a guitar players workshop about ten years ago and someone said I wish I could play the blues like Andy Beel.
Over the last forty years I have owned a number of acoustic and electric guitars. I currently have five guitars.
The twelve pictures that make up this poster are a Taylor 814CE, Martin D15, Takamine EN10-12 and a Fender CG35 SCE. I did think of offering the poster to Taylor Guitars in the US as a part of their merchandising but realised the poster is not exclusively Taylor products.
The pictures were taken over a period of four years. The poster was put together in Lightroom 3. I put all the pictures I wanted to use in a collection in the correct order and orientation but not cropped square. In the Lightroom Print Module I made a custom user template for the 12 square grid. I selected all the pictures in the collection and went in to the print module. The pictures were cropped square and placed in the grid. Any masochists amongst you might like to try to do this in Photoshop which would have been much more difficult.
The poster was printed at A2. The file you are looking at was saved as a JPG file from the montage in Lightroom print module and then exported out of Lightroom with my Copyright appended.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS