This series is part of a "self-portrait"/educational exercise on image compositing in Photoshop. Comprised of approximately 10 layers of images carefully exposed, individually selected and composited with various blur, shadow and adjustment layers for the final effect. With Photoshop, the possibilities are endless. The real trick is knowing when to stop!
Also, I could not resist the "tongue-n-cheek" aspect of what Photoshop has become to photography.