Some of my images feature a pictorialist style post processing technique. Just as a painter might add strokes of colour, light or texture to their composition, selective layering and blending can achieve similar results for the art photographer. My version of the process involves blending the original subject photograph with multiple additional images which among other things might include stone, glass, metal, water, paint, line art, etc.
In more general terms, pictorialism can be defined as a methodology in which the photographer has somehow manipulated what would otherwise be a straightforward photograph as a means of creating an artistic representation rather than documenting a physical reality. By design it does not represent a conventional approach and is often seen as a more interpretative path usually resulting in compositions that remain honest, but are often more surreal in nature.
You can also find a series of pictorialized images in my Vintage Camera portfolio.