For those who remember my burning pear, here is an image that found it’s way onto the back cover of Chiasma. I was thrilled! I was honored! They… must have been… desperate.
I took a few liberties with this weeks challenge (yet again) as the above isn’t strictly a photograph. But… I started out with one (processed the film myself). And hey, I won’t tell if you won’t.
Eli Cash: “Well, everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this book presupposes is… maybe he didn’t?!”
– Owen Wilson – The Royal Tenenbaums
About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan combined with images captured on a flat-bed scanner (botanicals and dictionary text)
So inventive, SIG.
When I was working on the whole feet series it was fun to see the reaction my classmates has as the images got progressively… ‘unique’…
Thank you very much, S.E.!
Thank you so very much!
SIG, this is so edgy and original!
Thank you very much, sir!
Every now and then I like to throw in something to keep everyone on their toes (or at least wondering what I was thinking)!
Congrats!! Awesome little project there. Love the green hue. Nice work my friend.
Thank you very much, sir – you are very kind!
I was fairly happy with how the colors turned out – can’t take much credit, though… I was just having fun playing with blending modes in Photoshop…
I hated the Royal Tennenbaums
Hahaha! NO! Not again! I swear, we should have our own show doing movie reviews…
people would tune-in just to see if we ever agreed on a film!
I love pretty much anything Wes Anderson was involved with…
Maybe you can explain him to me one day. I haven’t liked a single thing. Then again everyone llllllloooooooove Tarantino and I don’t get his stuff either.
Nothing? Rushmore? The Life Aquatic? The Darjeeling Limited?
You’re a tough sell, Bearman!
I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this one!
I love this! Definitely not a typical picture of flowers.
Thank you very much, Laura!
I thought this one might be a bit… unusual!
Nice one SIG!!
Thank you very much, N.M…
this is one of very few digital pieces I have up on the wall…
Very creative take on flowers. Love your processing.
I always have too much fun abusing Photoshop…
I’m still waiting for someone from Adobe to come and take my software away!
Thank you so much Ms. R!
This is a very intriguing picture, I like it.
That is very kind of you!
I was hoping it would be an interesting change of pace…
Nice choice to use scanner art! It’s super fun no? Also, nothing beats film!! Did you also do the prints yourself in the darkroom? If you have access to facilities, you should also try doing photograms! Check mine out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlerayovsun/5081719559/
This print was not made in the darkroom, although when I had access to one I spent a TON of time there. I did make a few photograms, too, although I’ve got to say I think yours were much more successful! I’d LOVE to have access to a darkroom – for everything from 35mm to pinhole to alternative printing processes… and more than anything I’m dreaming about getting into collodion… *sigh* maybe some day.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Ms. A! I’m looking forward do checking out more of your work!
You know I just can’t get past the wet sandals. Seriously!!!! They will make a squelchy noise when she walks 😦
And flower petals are harder to strain out of a tub full of water than you might imagine, too!
Oooh, I thought that was something Annabelle stepped in 🙂
Hahaha… hopefully there isn’t too much… um… ‘source material’ around here!
Desperate eh !!… Oh I don’t think so SIG… It’s a quality, and very interesting piece of work..
You are always very kind, F.S!
Thank you so much, sir!
very, very interesting comp!
Thank you so much, J.G –
I really do appreciate that!
A very artistic creation. I like the dictionary touch.
Thank you very much, Tony!
I really enjoy using dictionary text every now and then.
Wow! So unique…you must of had a ball coming up with this idea.
I always have way too much fun with this stuff, Y.A.W…
seriously, it’s kinda sad! 🙂
Quite an interesting and complex image.
Burning Pear (I still have nightmares!) was on the back cover of Chiasma? What is Chiasma?
Thank you very much, Binky!
Hahaha… Oh, no! I’m very sorry to hear that!
Chiasma is the literary magazine of my alma mater (Fontbonne University).
Neat! And they survived the Burning Pear incident?
Hahaha… fortunately I’m pretty handy with a fire extinguisher.
Cool picture man. Congrads on the cover.
Thank you very much, my friend!
I really appreciate your kindness!
Wonderful composition. Putting your best forward once again.
Thank you very much, sir…
I was hoping this one would be a step in the right direction!
Edgy stuff – You’ve created an intriguing work of art there!
You aver very kind, sir!
Thank you so much!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but this one could tell a whole story.
I was hoping it would be a good read!
I appreciate that very much, sir, thank you!
Did you give your wife flowers again 😉
Hahaha… I do try to be thoughtful.
Nice to see you, Mel – I hope all is well!
So clever, and I love it!
Thank you so much, Ms. A!
It was very nice to hear that!
Oh, I really love this, it has a modern fairy tale flare to it!! Has the shoe-loving princess stepped out of the castle for a romantic walk with her prince charming in the surrounding forest?
Rob your work is truly amazing, and I am always so very pleasantly surprised when I visit because it’s such a joy to my eyes!
Thank you, for wonderful posts and for being a friend. 🙂
Oh, wow! Thank you so very much, Juana – that is wonderfully kind of you!
I was fairly happy with how this one turned out, I guess (which is fortunate), because I wound up including this in my undergrad show as well.
And thank you, again for your continued kindness, Juana! I always appreciate your considerate comments very, very much!
Aren’t you creative!!!??? Once again, nicely done and quite original. A combination that’s rather hard to find nowadays.
Hahaha… that’s a very kind way to put it!
Thank you very much, sir – I really appreciate that!
It’s super cool! It’s also a miracle I didn’t fall and break my leg. High heals + me + water – balance = trip to the ER. We lucked out this time I guess! 😉
A VERY good point!
Might have been a bit difficult to explain, too.
“Well, you see, Doc…”
Not my league to comment… ;(
Hahaha… thank you very much for stopping by, Mizz!
You’re gonna have all those crazy foot folks salivating. I remember when I posted about Happy Feet on my blog, the comments got a little interesting (read: odd). Love Annabelle’s star tattoo – too cute!
Another great shot, Inky. “he does it again!”
Ha! I can imagine. Interestingly enough, while I did a bit of a series with these, I’ve never gotten any responses like that, here.
I think the stars were meant to represent both family members and Orion’s belt… (how much trouble am I going to be in for getting that wrong!)
Thank you very much, Dishy!
Oooooh, I love dictionary pages as background. My boyfriend’s apartment building has a “library” in the laundry room where people leave books for other residents to borrow, and I was begging him to let me steal a Webster’s for scanning purposes the other day, but he wasn’t having it.
Me, too, U.M.!
My wife has an old Webster’s we
stoleborrowed from her parents for this sort of thing.
I love the fluidity at the bottom. SO pretty!
Thank you very much, Megan – you are so kind!
I wasn’t sure exactly what would happen with the water (and it was a bit of mess straining flower bits out of a bathtub), but I think it was worth it in the end.