Saturday, February 21, 2009

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~ What I Remember About That Summer...

This surreal landscape is coming soon to my and stores!

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Hello, all!

For the next few posts, I'll be trying something a little different. To accompany some of my recent work, I'll be posting several of my favorite contributions to the discussion forums where I'm a member --,,, etc. What you'll read here will be one-sided, to be sure, as I won't post entire threads, but will give you a further peek into the head of this digital artist.

Believe me, I know how scary that sounds!

I look forward to reading your commnets . . . on my comments and/or on the original topic. And, as always -- enjoy the art!

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From the Online Visual Artists Forum Post:
To ‘Photoshop or not to Photoshop’ your work

Is it artistically okay to Photoshop your photography? A little? A lot? Why?

My comment:

That's my thing. After years in photograpy, I don't really consider myself a photographer anymore. I'm glad I've got the skills to be able to spot and capture a good scene, but, for me, it's all about the digital work that will come after.

I like creating something that, very obviously, would not exist without modern technology. I like that my manipulated images start with a camera and then swerve, wildly, wherever I choose to take them. I love straying far, far away from the 'realism' box. That's what I do -- it's the main focus of my work.

Of course, I still, sometimes, take a photograph that (mostly) remains a photograph. But, usually, when I'm lining up a good shot, I'm already mentally laying out the manip.

Part serious technology geek, part exuberant creative. That's my art. That's my excitement.

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