I've been wanting to get better in photoshop; quite honestly I have been avoiding learning because I prefer to shoot and not spend hours on the computer. I realize that in this day and age it is important to master photoshop to move with the times and obtain more work. My solution: take pictures of textures and combine with my body of work to create interesting photos or pieces of photo-art while teaching myself photoshop. I'm not sure whether I would call this photography and quite frankly I don't care because the creative juices are flowing. I have spent the past week running around taking pictures of textures to combine with portraits. A whole new world is opening up to me because now I see a photography as a layer potential layer of many photographs. Here are my first attempts in what I am calling "Cooked Photography."