Altpick Friday :: Ann Cutting’s Concept to Camera

by Renee Rhyner

Henri Rousseau is the inspiration for our first Concept to Camera from Ann Cutting.  When we asked Ann about her attraction to Rousseau, she opened up about her lasting fascination with the painter:  “The first time I saw a Rousseau was on a jigsaw puzzle as a kid, so I spent lots of time staring at all the details and hidden animals.”  Her interest was rekindled when she saw his work in person while travelling France –she was inspired.  So, she “ bought some books on ebay, visited many Southern California botanical gardens to gather components, and picked about 5 paintings to pay homage to. Images evolved loosely from that.”

We welcome you to enjoy a few of her inspired photographic articulations of the paintings of Henri Rousseau, as well as a few paintings she used for inspiration:

Henri Rousseau paintings:

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Ann Cutting’s photographs:

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See more of Ann Cutting’s work here and her Altpick page.

About altpick connects

Established in 1991, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business. The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. The Alternative Pick Deck (2009-2012) offered a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists. In addition, The Altpick Awards (2003-2011) introduced yet another way to provide a platform for talents to shine. o meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, altpick.com was launched in 1996 and presently provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers. As we mark our 30th anniversary in 2021, Altpick remains a premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.
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