Look, it’s NOT photography, and I don’t know a photographer on the planet who wouldn’t be pissed off if you tried to include this work with their art form. It’s computer-generated art that uses photographic captures as a base. It is its own art form. Why is that difficult? Why does everything have to fit into a pre-defined category?
Granted I use photographic rules of perspective and lighting when I make my captures – I act like a photographer when I’m working with the camera. And, granted, some of what I do on computer is so subtle it’s hardly noticeable – sometimes I don’t do anything at all.
Still, it’s not photography. It’s Photo Art. It does its own thing.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.