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How I made Female and Male Form using a photo of a curtain

October 29th, 2011

How I made Female and Male Form using a photo of a curtain

The two images i created have drawn some attention so i thought i would try to explain how i made them. Here is an image of the original photo i used to make the Female and Male Form images using a black and white photo of a shear curtain. I used the liquify filter in Photoshop to shape and form the two figures, I then erased the background from around the shape and and added a plain image of the curtain behind also adding a photo filter for color. I then added the shadows giving the form depth and life using the dodge and burn tool. This is all it took very simple process if you have questions just let me know. Thank you for reading!
FEMALE FORM: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/form-gray-artus.html
MALE FORM: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/male-form-gray-artus.html

My 4th Place Image

September 17th, 2011

My 4th Place Image

My 4th place image in 'Your Best Dog Portrait' on September 13, 2011
Thank you to all who voted for me!
Gray

Just an awesome quote i found

August 28th, 2011

'I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.'
James Nachtwey, war and documentary photographer

Asheville Citizen Times Article

August 26th, 2011

http://members.webs.com/manageapp/blog/show/6644087-this-is-a-copy-of-my-asheville-citizen-times-article

Describe your art.

My photography is more than just a picture; it is a creation designed to draw the viewer in and evoke thoughts and emotions. I digitally combine contrasting layers, textures and even other photographs to create the final image.

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy the response I get from the viewers. I want them to think about what they are looking at and what the meaning is. But most importantly it's a great stress reliever. When I am in creation mode, I can escape this crazy world for a while.

Tell us about your latest projects.

I have been using self-portraits and scenic photography to combine several images together to produce the final image. My latest creation, “The Spirit Filled Church,” has seven photos combined to produce the final piece and includes a familiar downtown church.

What are you doing that no one else is?

I am trying to become a well-rounded artist producing not only art but beginning to combine the more artistic side with the traditional approach to weddings, events and commercial photography.

What influences your work?

My relationship with Jesus Christ.

When is your most creative time?

My most creative time is generally 7 p.m. and beyond, but more importantly after some good food and coffee.

How did you get started in your art?

I have always enjoyed looking at old photos; they just intrigue me. But I have always been a self-proclaimed “photographer.” When I was 10, I got my first camera from the Green Stamp store and remember taking photos of pets, birds in the feeder and toys. I actually removed myself from photography for several years, as I was unhappy with the final images and the lack of creativity with film. I have since discovered the wonderful advantages of digital photography, and now my creative ability is limitless.

What is your muse?

My wife.

Who is the artist you most admire?

Describe your art.

My photography is more than just a picture; it is a creation designed to draw the viewer in and evoke thoughts and emotions. I digitally combine contrasting layers, textures and even other photographs to create the final image.

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy the response I get from the viewers. I want them to think about what they are looking at and what the meaning is. But most importantly it's a great stress reliever. When I am in creation mode, I can escape this crazy world for a while.

Tell us about your latest projects.

I have been using self-portraits and scenic photography to combine several images together to produce the final image. My latest creation, “The Spirit Filled Church,” has seven photos combined to produce the final piece and includes a familiar downtown church.

What are you doing that no one else is?

I am trying to become a well-rounded artist producing not only art but beginning to combine the more artistic side with the traditional approach to weddings, events and commercial photography.

What influences your work?

My relationship with Jesus Christ.

When is your most creative time?

My most creative time is generally 7 p.m. and beyond, but more importantly after some good food and coffee.

How did you get started in your art?

I have always enjoyed looking at old photos; they just intrigue me. But I have always been a self-proclaimed “photographer.” When I was 10, I got my first camera from the Green Stamp store and remember taking photos of pets, birds in the feeder and toys. I actually removed myself from photography for several years, as I was unhappy with the final images and the lack of creativity with film. I have since discovered the wonderful advantages of digital photography, and now my creative ability is limitless.

What is your muse?

My wife.

Who is the artist you most admire?

Ansel Adams. His photography is dramatic and makes you wonder how many hours he sat to capture the perfect light.