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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Experimenting with Photography

Hello and happy Saturday to you all out there in blog land.  I wanted to share a preliminary photographic experiment. This is my first attempt at using my figurative work as subjects rather than as an art piece.  In other words this isn't meant to be submitted as a document for the actual sculpture but rather, a rather simple and sparse scene.  This little vignette is called meeting of the minds.  The characters are sculpts I had made during the course of the early part of 2012 and just wasn't sure what to do with them yet.  They are not really in a finished state.  At least there was intentions to do something more with them.  But, alas that inspiration has since moved on.

My intent here was to use a dark background and natural side lighting to create a more dramatic effect.  This was one of the techniques the dutch masters used to create drama and the lost edges in their paintings. So, this is my first art piece of the year.

However, I am working on a few sculpts or dolls that will be used in some future photographic projects.  My inner child portrait is the one I am currently working on and hope he will be finished in a few days.  There are times that I feel rather hesitant in bringing the little guy to life.  I am not sure why.  That is what I hope to discover during the process.

Until next time, have a great week ahead my friends.


Karen Mallory said...

I like it Cody! The way the light reavels the major character of the picture. I always loved the Dutch Masters. I am a real fan of experimentation in your art so I think the photography expirements will only broaden your artistic knowledge.
hugs Karen

PB said...

I like this very much. It tells a story without saying a word.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Karen and PB I am excited to follow this path in creativity.