Gallery of Rare Jewels | David Humphrey: John Chan Photo Montages
This is a preview of John Chan's artistry. The images you'll see in this slide show as well as the images we offer for sale are all original works of art and not reproductions of any sort. They are each pre-PhotoShop photomontages John has created, using exacting techniques of hand cutting, hand gluing and air brushing.
The late Hugh Masakela at the age of 29 (1968) was photographed by John Chan for the New York Times. From this photo session, John created this wonderful photomontage of Hugh's smiling and youthful face (times two) with the backdrop of Masakela as the serious jazz musician he was, playing his trumpet. Close up photo published in the New York Times 1968 This original work of art measures 13.25 x 10.25 inches
This incredible mirror image of the late Mel Tomlinson, 1949-2019.. John Chan created this when Mr. Tomlinson danced with the New York City Ballet. Of Tomlinson, ballet choreographer Agnes de Mille said that he was "the most exciting black dancer in America" This original work of art measures 17 x 11.5 inches
John created a number of wonderful photomontages for a special article on the 1960's Influence on 1980's Fashions. Published by Details Magazine - Back Is beautiful - Feb. 1987
Model: Caitlin This original work of art measures 15.25 x 14 inches