I might do away with describing ‘levels’ of Photoshop manipulation in my photos. They’re pretty much always over-cooked. This shot, for instance, had decent tonal-range. At one point. But that’s been ‘modified’. In Adobe Photoshop. Boom.
– David Bowie – Changes
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) modified in Adobe Photoshop
I painted this for the folks at Horton Hall (North Dakota State College of Science). Somewhat ironically it’s the first time I’ve used a compass in about a bajillion years. Have a great weekend, everyone.
Lois: “Have you designed any buildings in New York?”
George Costanza: “Have you seen the, ah… new addition to the Guggenheim?”
Lois: “You did that?”
George Costanza: “Yup. Yup. It really didn’t take very long, either.”
– Renee Props & Jason Alexander – Seinfeld
About this image: acrylic painting on 18″ x 18″ panel
I’m painfully slow, but this painting took f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Due to its scale I used a pin to paint quite a bit of the background (St. Basil’s Cathedral – a building I’ve always had a crush on). Partially inspired by ‘From Russia with Love‘ and instant film it seems pretty cool that 1963 was significant in the history of both… (according to my… um… ‘research department’, anyway).
Tatiana Romanova: “The mechanism is… Oh James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England?”
James Bond: “Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.”
Daniela Bianchi & Sean Connery – From Russia with Love
About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ MDF panel – ‘faux photo frame’ built from 1/2″w x 1/16″d wood strips, textured by pressing window screen into coat of molding paste, painted & distressed with acrylic – ‘date-stamp’ is a gel medium transfer of digital text
Regulars might know I’ve been watching Notre Dame football since I was about 8 years old. Needless to say, Monday was a rough day for me (not the best ending to an incredible undefeated season). If any Bama fans are looking-in, congratulations on a very well deserved win. Crimson is predicted to be a popular color again next fall… I can see why… but no matter what happens I’ll be sticking with gold.
Have a great weekend, everyone.
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D T.T.V. of Kodak Duaflex II) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion