My recent drawing activities are primarily using a touch tablet and drawing into photographic images. The engaging thing about this act is that there are a few options of how to proceed and they include drawing into, with, against and through the image. Sometimes there are lines in the photo image that function as drawing. The image with the coil of white xmas tree lights is a good example of this. My drawing contribution to the image was more of a background support.
thethought; digital drawing
cavelight; digital drawing
virus; digital drawing
zone theories; digital drawing/collage
attempted; digital drawing
up&downtown; digital collage
metaconstructiononglass; digital drawing
constructing; digital drawing
provisionalexterior; digital collage
cagedman; digital drawing
scramble; digital collage
flower; digital drawing
habituate; digital collage
thinkingthruthings; digital collage
An ongoing fascination with the multi-varied qualities of glass resulted in some photographs exploring these qualities. The reflective nature encompassing both inside and outside; surface texture such as scratches, wear, grime, cracks, condensation or rain drops; fogging and translucence create a wide palette of elements for play. Focus and depth of field contribute to a game of nuance and emphasis. Most of these photos have little post production but a few have a second exposure dubbed into the scene.
Playing with the positive and negative by reversing.
Bewitched Street; digitally altered digital photo; 2009
Auto Repair 3; digitally altered digital photo; 2009
Car Hatching 7: digitally altered digital photo; 2009
Leaf Car 6; digitally altered digital photo; 2009
Exercise Machine; digitally altered digital photo; 2009
Girls, Girls, Girls; digitally altered digital photo; 2009
Definitely not a technically trained photographer, I usually do the point and shoot thing with a pocket camera. For these photos, I used a professional dslr and shot St. Paul’s Hospital reflected in the Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver.
Warped Hospital 1; digital photo; 2008
Warped Hospital 2; digital photo; 2008
Warped Hospital 3; digital photo; 2008
Warped Hospital 4; digital photo; 2008
Gods House; digital photo; 2009
This is a high-rise reflection captured in downtown Vancouver around noon. It was altered in Photoshop to slightly distort perspective.
One of the psychiatrists in the hospital where I work called this photo a “metaphor for the mind.”
UnderBridge - photo - 2009