Wow. That pretty much sums it up in a word. Regardless of how you feel about the highly digital collage trend, like it or not, you have no choice but to respect the work of Neil Duerden. I don’t know what amazed me more about the work on his new site, the quantity or the undeniable quality of every single piece. I don’t know how long he spends creating his images but it looks like he hasn’t slept in over a year. I know from experience how hard it can be creating a densely layered Photoshop image and I am just stunned at how many he has created. He must need 10 computers to store them all on. They look like they have to be about a gig a piece.
If you don’t know about Neil, he is a self confessed Mac monkey based in a rural miners cottage 20 miles north of Manchester. He generates imagery combining elements from mixed media, including photography, drawings and complex vectors for clients all around the world. He is a commission and trend junky who is happy to tackle just about any brief that is handed to him.
He now has his own space on the web for his motion work as well and of course he also now has his own blog. My personal congratulations to him on amassing such a stunning body of work. You can also purchase prints of his spectacular work here. He has really pushed a trend into the realm of art where I am sure it will be logged and not forgotten.