I started with just rushing into the project without any research, and it proved to be a poor idea, as everything generally looked boring, flat and uninteresting.
Tried out clipart instead of real photographic images, but clipart looks flat and difficult to utilize. A little research led to the start of a more surreal approach.
Trying out different blend modes and the threshold function. It was an interesting exploration, but I decided that a normal halftone would be easier and more efficient to execute.