I have been playing with the creative potential of overlaying textured images on to my portraits to add some editorial content to the images. I photographed Sasha last year and although she was still in high school at the time, I could see big cities in her future as this was a young lady filled with strength and confidence!
I found a stock image of New York from Adobe Stock but it wasn't until I overlaid my own image of the empire state building that the whole thing seem to come together. This kind of stylizing of images is causing me to look through my library of images with a new set of eyes for the creative potential that exists.
I think this is a logical progression for a portrait photographer who is trying to say something more within the confines of the studio. I think Arnold Newman would have enjoyed the creative potential that exists with digital compositing.