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Thursday, May 28, 2015

A long Break from Posting

Hello out there in cyberland. It has been well over two months since I have posted anything on my old blog. I am currently gearing up to launch my photography career in a big way and have been busy taking classes, printing images and clearing out the old art to make way for my new venture.

I am so excited about this new direction in my artistic life. Redsicovering photography after a several decades break is quite refreshing. I have always loved the idea and potential of photography as an artistic medium. But, due to my vision limitations never really thought about pursuing it as a fulltime art. Well, as I began to delve deeper into the medium, I realized that I have never let my vision limitations stop me before. So, why would I think this was any different.

I am finding a lot of encouragement, support and good advice along the way. So, I would like to share a few images with you. Recently I have been exploring mobile photography using the Iphone 6s and have taken a  course to get me aquainted with many of the options available for both taking the image and processing it afterwards. It has opened up a whole new creative avenue for me. This process gives me the chance to bridge my earlier painting and drawing days with my current photography skills. This is beyond exciting to me. So, without further adeu.

I have begun several series during this great artistic revival. This is one that deals with my notion of a world after the poles have melted and a great deal of the earth is under water. My Apocalypse series usually involves water or ice invading everyday places. Here it has flooded a local grocery store.

Here I was playing around with the same theme but putting obsticles in the road.

This image was a fun experiment with an app that creates circular morphs of objects.

Here I am showing a few of my second series of images I call Urban Mandalas. They are all created from images of local landmarks, buildings or scenes. I love the geometry and fantasy of these. This one is called The Great Hall of Akashic Records.

Another in the Urban Mandala series called Cautionary Tale.

A mobile shot of a hillside that I see every morning when I catch my second bus to work.

Here is an example of my merging my painterly past with my photographic present thanks to some amazing post processing apps.

Finally, another Urban Mandala image that gave me the impression of M.C. Escher's world. So, I call this one Dreaming of Escher.

Well, I hope I have made up for not posting for a bit. I am working on getting a website up and running too. Just bought a domain name through Google and if I can figure things out, you will actually see this post. Thank you for being patient.

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