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Du jour.


I work in phases. Lately I've been using strong color and contrast in my photography. Before that, black and white and variable contrast. Before that, lomo processed. I believe all this to be a specific skill-building progression. I still use the previous but my use becomes more image specific - as in I can generally tell when a photo would benefit from X post processing.

I imagine this is hardly an epiphany and many of you are saying "No shit;" I just like to layout my thought process. Plus, I think I've been designing (and did design) my photos in a way that what ever process-du-jour I was using would do well for the photo-to-be. :) I'm curious, as well, if you people work the same way? Do you go through a phase when you're discovering or learning something? Do you consciously or unconsciously design a photo to make use of what you're learning?
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seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: January 10th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I admire your approach. It makes sense. Not a lot of artists do that these days.

The edge of the lime green you where only the tiniest amount of glasses show... it would look better if that were just black. But that's my own personal opinion, so you can hypothesize about it or not even worry.

Either way... awesome.


PS: I had this weird dream and in the midst of it I had to get your attention or something... and I actually shouted "ANGRYBUNNYMAN!" And you didn't answer. So I shouted "ABM!" No answer. "... Will?" And you heard us. Then there was something about riding seagulls to Siberia with the Merry Pranksters.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 10th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you're right about that bit of extra glasses on the right. I'll have to adjust that.

So you're saying that my approach is deliberate or that more people don't do it? Hmm. I thought this was something everyone did subconsciously. Like Picasso and his blue period, you know? :)

What did we do in Siberia?
seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: January 10th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It feels like your approach is very deliberate, and I don't know too many artists who are so deliberate. Those who are seem to lose the creativity by imitating others, but your compositions feel original and refreshing.

Siberia? well... I don't think we made it there because my dreams aren't very linear. But I think the intent was to stage a takeover.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 10th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It may be. I'm more aware of my creative process. I'm also a very. very logical person. I generally disassemble everything into parts even if the process is somehow holistic.

Dude, I want to takeover Siberia. Best vodka 'fridge evAR!
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abmann From: abmann Date: January 10th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Makes sense. This assumes you're aware of what is lacking. :)
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 10th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
All right, I have to ask: did you use a mirror?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 10th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and... is cuteoverload's latest paw picture from you?
abmann From: abmann Date: January 10th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sadly no. I'm still waiting for her to post my Electra pic but nothing yet.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 10th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
No posting of bunnyman photography is a sin. A jyhad-provoking sin, I say!
abmann From: abmann Date: January 10th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is two separate pictures where the light hit only my face.
fencert From: fencert Date: January 11th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeek. Your latest pictures are getting more and more spooky. I think you are preparing to turn into a supervillain or something.

I put up both of those prints I bought from you the other day. Lookin' good in the neighborhood. I'm hoping to see my LJ frineds next weekend at some of the parties going on, but I have to show up late to all of them because of work and daddy duties. Oh well.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 11th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. I'm doing a lot of facial lighting. When lit well I can do nifty things with color as seen above. :)

Can I come by some time to sign them and give you cards for them in case friends inquire about the photos?
fencert From: fencert Date: January 11th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure, but I won't be around at all this weekend or the next. You could come by on game night- any thursday.
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