Zoofest Inspires Local Photographer

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LINCOLN, Neb. The music has stopped in downtown Lincoln as Zoofest 2014 came to a close Saturday.

While many well-known musicians have played in the Capitol City this weekend, the historic blues venue has influenced one local artist for years.

David Sukovaty used several photos and 280 layers in Photoshop to create an imaginary view of the Zoo Bar.

He says the bar's founder, Larry Boehmer encouraged the project, which took two years to complete.

Sukovaty says the image was inspired and named after the Jimi Hendrix album "Electric Church."

"And that’s really what it is to a lot of people,” said Sukovaty. “It is kind of like a church where they show what they believe in and the blues players say what they believe in so it's like the audience kind of finds their own meaning to the music."

The image is made up of pictures from the street level and above street level.

The posters seen on the image were taken from close-up, but then shrunk in Photoshop and placed on the window in the image.