Bits about photography, digital media and art

Smoke

Scribbling in smoke III

The brain is always searching for recognizable patterns, it wants to make sense of what’s presented to it.

When working with abstract materials,  what I do is help my brain uncover the obscure and bring it forward.

Crossing over

Crossing over

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Scribbling in smoke II

I’ve been asked what exactly are these images. these are manipulated photograph I shot, of smoke. i alter colors and draw on them, with digital tools. Here’s a new image, followed by a small copy of the original shot, notice the figure on the lower left.

Leave it for later

Leave it for later

Resized original shot

Resized original shot


Scribbling in smoke

In a field where pre-planing is very important, sometimes, to free my mind, I like to take a pencil and scribble on paper, without raising it for a few moments from the page, and then with as little lines possible, to get out of the chaos a subject that will make sense.

As many in the visual field, I have a library of photographs I shoot, to use them as backgrounds or effects. While looking through some of my smoke images, I noticed a lot of scribble there to work with.

I use free association doing that, and I find it very rewarding.

Dragon

Dragon

Determination

Determination

prince with a rose

prince with a rose