Melissa Shuttlesworth
Spring Rittenhouse 2024
I love vintage neon signs. I find the charm and humor they employ to capture our attention wonderful. In my extensive travels of the USA, I have made a point to photograph these fading beauties before they disappear forever. Photoshop is an integral part of my process towards the final presentation of the sign in print form. I remove all background to focus on the sign alone. Colors are enhanced, neon fixed. In my “digital restoration”, I like to keep some of the rust and wear the sign has endured. The goal isn’t perfection but a reminder of life lived and journeys taken.