70-hour exposure?

Airbrush (not a photo)Talk about a long exposure! I’m not sure I believe it but they say this is an airbrushed painting representing 70 hours of work—not a photograph. If it is genuine, I am at once amazed by his talent and amused that he didn’t just pick up a camera. Is photography art? Is art imitating photography art? 😉

Painting of Tica by Dru Blair

By John Watson

John is the original founder of Photodoto, but after running it for 4 years he had to focus on different things. If you're interested in what John has been up to recently, you can check is personal blog or browse his photo blog.


  1. I wouldn’t say it’s really imitating photography. Renaissance artists spend years trying to get a portrait of a person that looked as realistic as possible. This is simply a return to that kind of thinking.

  2. I can assure from being in one of his classes, he is the real deal and this is a painting, he has a few other paintings like this published that if I had not been an airbrush artist, and not seen it myself and the technique, I would not believe it, he is pure talent.

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