Texture

8.19.2010

As I've been looking at others' photographs lately, I find myself interested in those with texture added to them.  There's something mysterious about it that transforms a simple image into "art."  But as far as my own photos go, it's used sparingly.  As a photographer, I tend to be drawn towards geometric shapes and more structured compositions.  I like lines and angles.  So for me to step out of my comfort zone, it requires planning.  I need to have a concept in mind that requires textures to finalize the idea. 

I do not have PhotoShop and wouldn't even know where to begin with digital textures, but here are some images I texturized the old fashion way - in the darkroom.  These were shot on black and white film and I experimented in the darkroom with various techniques.  When I scanned them into the computer, they took on this sepia-like tone which I kind of love.  The concept, if you can call it that, was that this live person would be transformed into a statue.  I don't know if that was accomplished, but I liked the dreamy, other-worldly feel of the final product.



4 Comments:

  1. You use a Mac, right? I have an old version of Photoshop somewhere around here...

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  2. Yes, my little Mac is named Pomme. How creative, right? I upgraded to Snow Leopard for the bar only to end up handwriting the exam b/c the Vista side on bootcamp crashed.

    If you find that old PS, let me know!

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  3. Oh crap. That sucks. Did it crash DURING the exam? OMG, stressful.

    Okay, I'm putting my husband on the task of finding the disc. Are you in the area still?

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  4. It crashed right as we were starting the PT on the Tuesday, then got WAY worse when I tried fixing it that night (like, totally black screen and no way to access ExamSoft) so I had to write ALL of Thursday, too.

    I'm in SF right now, then heading back to Sac at the end of September.

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