I’ve been exploring the new technique of simulating folds in the image by lightening and darkening alternate panels. It seems to work best on images that appear to be two-dimensional. In images with depth it can be jarring. This image uses the technique very subtly to add complexity to the lighting without [...]
Archive for March, 2008
In an earlier post, Meg commented, “Also, you might experiment with the ground, and figure-ground relationships. These images are almost iconographic, like altar images of saints and angels. They exists in their own world, and not of ours. How can you ground them to ours?”
Here’s one attempt to do this, by darkening alternate panels to [...]
Today I’d like to show you the underlying structure of a pattern. The one I’ve chosen is made from a photograph of wet leaves and pine needles, taken in my back yard in 2005 as the title (vaguely) suggests. You can click through to my Imagekind gallery for magnified views.
You can see a 12-sided figure [...]
This is an exciting day. I’ve been thinking through different challenges to making really interesting, colorful, sellable images using these reflection techniques. It’s hard to find photo opportunities with the kind of lines, curves, connections and colors that work well, especially in New England during March. Mud anyone?
It’s a problem using someone else’s photographs. [...]
This pattern, viewed from a distance, makes me think of fireworks.
Barberry is one of my favorite subjects, because when it begins to change color in the fall there can be many different colors on the same bush. This one is particularly colorful because the sun is coming through the leaves. The curves, crisp [...]
I’m trying an experiment that is completely different visually, though it uses the tools I’ve already developed. This pattern has no evident repetition — it’s sort of a big swirl, but the individual pieces are still reflections of adjacent pieces. Here the template is applied to a familiar photo of a barberry bush, [...]
The snow has been looking a bit dirty, but this morning there was a fresh layer on the branches, giving rise to this pattern:
Here are some details:
I like this one horizontal. One for each eye? What do you think?
If I turned it vertical, this strange figure would show up better:
The feedback I received on my contest entry candidates was tremendously useful. This is different from the responses I get at craft fairs, where people are often a bit anxious that expressing interest is going to lead to pressure on them to buy. It’s different from what I hear at art show openings, where the [...]
Great Stone Wheel
Sticks and Weeds Assembled
These are my submissions to the contest, based on your comments, the emails I received, and much thought. If you click on these, you’ll see a larger version than was available in the earlier post. It may not fit on your screen.
A number of you liked the [...]