Monday, March 16, 2009

Something old, again -

"In Need of Some Repair"
digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
I've been looking at quite a bit of pinhole photography, toy camera photography and manipulated images meant to resemble that sort of work. I've grown to appreciate the dreamy, dark and dramatic tones of this less-than-perfect focus presentation. Quite by accident it's paralleled my own work lately and now it seems to be informing the current product and that yet to come.

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8 Comments:

Blogger SusuPetal said...

Oh, that looks like there's been a fire! Sad, you got a lot to repair!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

SusuPetal:
I suppose it does look like that but it's just old age, not a fire. This is the framework of an old sawmill built in the late 1800's. I put the original photo through some heavy paces at the Secret Visual Laboratory. :)

11:29 AM  
Blogger hpy said...

Something for Elegia!

12:10 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
LMAO ... I was thinking the same thing after finishing this piece! :D

4:24 AM  
Blogger John said...

You have Edward Steichen rolling in his grave...there is a dichotomy when your image is in B&W than in in color. Mnochrome makes the building look truly acient since you fool us into thinling it was taken before electricity.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

John:
Once again, your kind words put me in good company. Thanks, John.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

I love the husky dream like feel of this..not at all spooooooky! The light directions great too, did you do that?

5:08 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
This grew out of a fairly normal color photograph that I cropped, then dragged through the secret visual laboratory. In that regard, the light in the photograph is already there and the manipulations used didn't move anything around at all.

7:21 PM  

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