The Venetian Gondolier is soon to be a lost art and a lost piece of culture. Distressed Photography: This unique style of art allows me to combine my love of photography with my Design and Photoshop skills. The art piece is a blending of photographs (sometimes over a dozen images). While you may easily identify the major subjects within a piece, you may not realize that all backgrounds, colorization and textures are in fact photographs blended together. These unique design elements may be combinations of dirt, rust, water, ancient walls, concrete (anything that I can photograph with a unique texture). There are NO FILTERS used in the creation of this piece. The work is 100% unique photographs blended together like paints to create the look you see here.