Photomontage tricks

The inspiration for this illustration came from the idea of a personal journey and how making money often reflects the journeys we take - from the three tower blocks that watched over the estate I grew up on to dreams of one day living and working in a country where it doesn't rain quite so much.

Visually, my inspiration comes from many areas, including fashion, T-shirt design, graffiti, old fairground and boxing posters and US films - in particular, the illuminated images in the film Casino.

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