Posts Tagged ‘collage’

KU Leuven Library, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

KU Leuven Library, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any new work, but I’ve been on the road all summer photographing new locations. Now I’m busy preparing for the next Accessible Art Fair in Brussels this fall and along with launching some brand new work, I’ve been creating some new Forgotten Postcards. This digital art collage … more

Kerala Backwaters, India - Forgotten Postcard

Kerala Backwaters, India – Forgotten Postcard

Traditional houseboats called kettuvallams are a big tourist attraction on the Kerala backwaters on the Malabar Coast of India. This scene had the timeless quality I look for when I create my Forgotten Postcards. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below. Visit the Forgotten Postcards Galleries to view and purchase prints. To learn … more

Bouchout Castle, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Bouchout Castle, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Bouchout Castle, Kasteel van Bouchout in Dutch, is located in the town of Meise, near Brussels, and is now at the centre of the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. Although the castle has been heavily restored, I felt the classic architecture lends itself well to the Forgotten Postcards treatment. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments … more


Vouliagmeni, Greece - Forgotten Postcard

Vouliagmeni, Greece – Forgotten Postcard

This Forgotten Postcard from our autumn trip to Vouliagmeni, Greece was actually completed as a client commission. The client was planning a wedding, in the area, and found my original image through a google search. She liked the Forgotten Postcard effect and asked if it would be possible to do something similar with the original Vouliagmeni photo. … more

Palau Nacional, Barcelona, Spain | Forgotten Postcard

Palau Nacional, Barcelona, Spain | Forgotten Postcard

I’ve been itching to create a Forgotten Postcard digital art collage of Barcelona, Spain for quite some time now. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world and I am in love with the colour and audacity of the architecture there. But it was that same over-the-top architecture that held me back. How could I … more

Forgotten Postcards Exhibition

Forgotten Postcards Exhibition

I am very excited to announce the first exhibition of the Forgotten Postcards series. After our success at 3 Accessible Art Fair events, we are now showing at the beautiful Aspria Lifestyle event building in Brussels. I hope you can join us for the vernissage on December 2nd and have a glass of champagne while … more


Acropolis, Athens, Greece - Forgotten Postcard

Acropolis, Athens, Greece – Forgotten Postcard

The subject of my latest Forgotten Postcard probably comes as no surprise, to those of you who know I’ve just returned from Greece. I was fascinated by the ancient architecture of the Acropolis and how it dominates the city of Athens. But the Acropolis isn’t the only ruin of note in Athens. This photo was … more

Announcing Forgotten Postcards - The Book!

Announcing Forgotten Postcards – The Book!

There are two things I’ve been wanting to do with the Forgotten Postcards, for some time now. The first was to create a beautiful portfolio to show to clients and galleries. The second was to publish a book of all of the postcards thus far. Thanks to the advice of a photographer friend here in … more

Bruges, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Bruges, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

This Forgotten Postcard from Bruges, Belgium is actually several months old. I completed it just before the June Accessible Art Fair. In the hustle before the show I forgot to post it; so here it is. Bruges (Brugge in Dutch) is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a very popular tourist destination here in Belgium. … more


Het Steen Castle, Antwerp, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Het Steen Castle, Antwerp, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Het Steen (the stone, in Flemish) is a small castle on the bank of the river Schelde in Antwerp, Belgium. This Medieval fortress is open to the public and houses the naval museum. This imposing structure seemed the perfect choice for the Forgotten Postcard treatment. I hope you like it! For many more iconic scenes … more

New Brunswick, Canada - Forgotten Postcard

New Brunswick, Canada – Forgotten Postcard

My latest Forgotten Postcard is for those of you who have been asking why I have no digital art work representing Canada. As a Canadian, it’s a valid question. Although we visit home once a year, the vast majority of that time is spent with family and friends and I often set work aside, including … more

Ghent, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Ghent, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

The historic waterfront of Ghent, Belgium is one of Flanders’ loveliest waterways. This street, known as De Graslei, borders the Leie River and is a popular spot on a sunny day. The gabled guildhalls seen here portray a typical Flemish style of architecture.  The symmetrical nature of these beautiful buildings inspired this latest work of digital art. For many more … more


Atomium, Brussels, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

The Atomium is one of Brussels, Belgium’s most recognizable, and strange, landmarks. This unique piece of architecture represents an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It was built for the World’s Fair in 1958 and was only meant to stand for 6 months. The Belgian people liked it so much, they decided to make it a … more

Krakow, Poland - Forgotten Postcard

Krakow, Poland – Forgotten Postcard

As you may have noticed, I’m hard at work on a new batch of Forgotten Postcards for the upcoming Accessible Art Fair. These are not only works of photographic collage, but also artistic reminders of places I have visited and enjoyed. This postcard is from a recent visit to Krakow, Poland; a city I fell … more

Forgotten Postcard, Taj Mahal, Agra, India - Contest Winner Announced

Forgotten Postcard, Taj Mahal, Agra, India – Contest Winner Announced

A few weeks ago I ran a contest to promote the Forgotten Postcard Series. Typically, I work with my own images to create the Forgotten Postcards, however the idea was born from an image I created from a friend’s photo.  Because I enjoy being inspired by other people’s travel photos, as well as my own, … more


Manneken Pis, Brussels – Forgotten Postcard

Manneken Pis, Brussels – Forgotten Postcard

Manneken Pis, that little statue of a peeing boy, is an odd but iconic symbol of Brussels, Belgium. Tucked in a corner near Grand Place, Manneken Pis is often surrounded by flocks of tourits who come to see his many costumes. When I took this photo, he wasn’t sporting any special clothes, but he was … more

Forgotten Postcard Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Forgotten Postcard Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It’s been ages since I added some new work to my Forgotten Postcards series. With the next Brussels Accessible Art Fair quickly approaching in June, I’ve buckled down to work on some new pieces which I post over the next few days. Although a few of my early postcards were from Kinderdijk, in the Netherlands, … more

Forgotten Postcards Overview

Forgotten Postcards Overview

The Forgotten Postcard series combines many of my favourite things: travel, photography, texture, letter writing, architecture, Photoshop and nostalgia. The most common question I receive about the postcards is ‘What are they?’ Some people believe they are looking at paintings, others think they are scanned reproductions. In fact, the basis for all of the Forgotten … more

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian photographer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She specialises in garden and travel lifestyle stock photography. In addition, she is a Photoshop professional and produces digital artwork as fine art prints. Alison is available for assignment work and commissions on request.

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