That questioning look, I’ve seen it throughout my life. Parents, educators, friends, my daughter and now my my granddaughter. Sometimes the look is what were you thinking or you shouldn’t have done that. Are you crazy, or silly grandpa. Pity a dream you followed perhaps it was a mistake. The face in the lampshade a knowing sadness, compassion but no answer. I see that face too often. What comes next? Is the road less traveled a dead end? peace pjc
Parallel Parking off the main st. Unseen visual adventures views in alleys and back streets life. Images made digitally film soon, pretty new to Digital B+W but beginning to get some I like but contrast is lacking till I take them into PS. Used to control contrast by film choice and filters now there is an app for that LOL.
Photographic Art High Key Figure
Dusk at The Artist Enclave in East Haddam Ct. A storm is coming. B + W silver gelatin print.
Low Key Figure silver gelatin print on warm tone paper.
When you have finished manipulation? Do you ever finish manipulation when is the piece finished? When is it Art?
Manipulation isn’t new this image is a study of a pregnant women. Shot on 35mm film at ISO 1600 to gain more grain and texture. It was then printed onto a sheet of 4×5 film giving me a positive image, then contact printed on to a 4×5 sheet of litho film [high contrast film used in the printing industry]this film sees just Black and White and adds more texture and grain. Many steps that I decided on while shooting the original negative in very contrasty studio light. When did it become Photographic Art?
What are your thoughts? When Does an image become Art? peace pjc