"... building new scenes by compositing different elements together" is
a legitimate artform, though. If artist Byrne is playing with computer techniques to create new art, I'm thrilled he's made Trek his new guinea pig!
Way too often, people complain here about "lazy" Photoshopped novel covers. This comic seems to be many steps ahead of that game.
it doesn't need someone like Byrne to put the photo's together, it's a waste of his talent.
Brave person telling a professional artist he's "wasting" his talent. Artists create art for themselves. Sharing it with an audience is secondary.
Obviously it's not
something anyone could do (well).