Merging the handcrafted with digital technology, Richard Tuschman produces painterly, evocative photographs. He trained as a printmaker but always incorporated photographic processes into his work. With the introduction of Photoshop in the 1990s, Tuschman turned to photography, developing a style that incorporates techniques of graphic design, painting, and assemblage. In his words, “Photoshop came naturally to me, and seemed much more analogous to painting and printmaking (which was good for me) than a traditional darkroom. After that, my career in photo-illustration took off.” His commissioned work appears on book covers and in magazines and advertisements. The artist’s own projects include a still life series of montaged images and a suite of moody, staged domestic scenes inspired by Edward Hopper paintings. Tuschman cites Hopper as among his influences, which also include Rembrandt, the photographer Gregory Crewdson, and surrealism.