I’ve been following the work of Nate Kaiser for a little while now. His texture effects for images take on a very illustrated and antiqued look.
I come from both a photojournalism and a painting background. While I think that altering photos to this extreme is borderline on a “cheap effect”, I also appreciate how the new illustrations have more depth and meaning after being treated. Illustration has a long history, even in photography, so I was intrigued by these effects and wanted to try it for myself.