As everyone knows by Sometimes I like a manipulated photograph just as much as the regular, untouched photo. This becomes a predicament because I don’t like the idea of having two “final products” that are so similar. I really like this weird radiant or even pushed-in fabric kind of look – but the original is enticing as well. I guess I’ll have to think about this one.
As I continue my experimentations with pixel stretching, I had the idea of pulling tons of little rows of pixels outward. The process is quite simple, but involved as well. Every single layer means rotating the entire canvas and imagining how the end product should look… Many times I’ll go out with my camera and just photograph what grabs my attention. Usually I process one and then try to turn it into something more than just a photo of clouds.
What if you could grab onto a photograph and stretch it apart, bend and twist it, as if it was made of metal. The idea seemed simple in my mind, but the process was quite involved. I basically cut an image in half, selected one column of pixels, then duplicated and rotated that around to make a complete circle. Then I cut the circle in half and brought the image back in. Now we have a sunset that is bowed.
Another part of the Southern experience is big storms. Hurricane Isaias formed and passed by us. We didn’t get much from it since it was out in the ocean, but I did catch a really interesting sunset with textures galore. I decided to zoom in and capture the waves in the river, and then the clouds. Together they make a nice diptych.