I was really intrigued by Joaquin’s experiment and I hope it works out for him. I like or love most of his work, but I think to make so many people believe you’ve truly gone away is an amazing accomplishment. It seems so obvious now that it was all a rouse, but I don’t think anyone knew for sure when it was going on. Good for him for getting one over on us, and I hope he returns to the screen soon. Anyway, here I brought together his well-known image from “I’m still here” and another photo that was a far more photogenic JP, and used a mask on the photogenic JP to allow his face to appear through his bearded character’s face. I tweaked with adding and removing the mask in transparent strokes until I had what I wanted.
tags: JP, I’m still here, Joaquin Phoenix, GIMP, GNU, GPL, Open source, 365, postaday2011, lemasney