I took the same lame photograph of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. that 683 people take everyday. What a common "snapshot" this is. I wanted to change it some, "modernize" it if you will with fancy auto adjusters, color enhancers, white balancers and paint brushes to create my own masterpiece. I'm still poking around software features of the digital darkroom and realize photographs may not always end up as printed photographs. They may be paintings in the end.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sometimes a work morphs and grows over time. This is a collection of photographs I pieced together for album artwork for Joel Port's release "Captain Kirk and the Beauty Queen." Literally thousands of images were reviewed and selected for the "photogrids" used on the album pages. This is a variant portion of one of the panels. Manipulation the presentation changes the reception. Different moods, different goals, different times.
Posted by Jason Sparks at 1:39 PM
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, United States
Artistic license is so available these days in digital darkrooms. Manipulating images to achieve a desired outcome has always been apart of photography. Although previous it was executed with chemicals baths, enlargers and treated papers. Now we have the freedom to play with our work right on our desktops.
Posted by Jason Sparks at 1:54 AM