Unus Mundus

Somebody told me the other day that the average painter applies 6 to 7 layers before a painting is finished. I just applied the 75th layer to ‘Unus Mundus’ (One World) and still it’s far from ready. Layers, in my case, are photographs, drawings, textures, digital in-paintings, etc.

Guess I have another 30 to 40 layers to go. Plus some patching here and there.

The imaginary will be printed and framed in the size 180x120cm for a permanent exhibition (until sold) in one of the better art galleries in the Western Cape, South Africa. And there will be only one print available for their clients appreciate (and pay for, I hope 😉 ) exclusivity.

How does my layering work? In the past I already made a youtube with a very simplified example. See: The Meta Selfie 

Transmogrify: The Meta Selfie

Weekly Photo Challenge

A photographer always sees more; even in him/herself. Based on one Black & White self-portrait with the use of textures and layers and with merging pictures I created a colourful self-portrait. My ‘Meta Selfie’ or (subtitle) ‘The Art of Being Me’.
Music (Free Music collection): “Anduct” by Andreas Viklund.

This is just a 4 minute rough cut with stills that provides the viewer with some insight in my work.

THE META SELFIE (rough cut) and the ‘About’ change

Sometime ago I changed my Gravatar with a new self-portrait. This picture is one of many in a new YouTube which I officially launched that day. Although it’s a ‘rough cut’ the tube provides you with an idea of all the processing that goes into the final selfie. The Gravatar image represents the halfway stage of this process. Although I realise that not many bloggers have the patience to watch every single YouTube I hope that this one is the exception of the rule … 😉

YouTube description:

“A photographer always sees more; even in him/herself. Based on one Black & White self-portrait with the use of textures and layers and with merging pictures this photographer succeeds in creating a colourful self-portrait. His ‘Meta Selfie’ or (subtitle) The Art of Being Me. 

Music (Free Music collection): “Anduct” by Andreas Viklund.

This is just a 4 minute rough cut with stills of a 10 minute presentation including film-fragments designated for limited audiences”.

Yesterday I changed the description on my ‘About’ page for the simple reason that in the past months I’m also asked to manage some social media accounts. My photography comes in handy to visualise the message. It all started with a joke but if a small business sees its turnover increase with 30 percent within half a year because of the targeted ‘buzz’ via social media than the news spread itself like a bushfire 😉 .

 

 

THE META SELFIE (rough cut)

Earlier this week I changed my Gravatar with a new self-portrait. This picture is one of many in a new YouTube which I officially launch today. Although it’s a ‘rough cut’ the tube provides you with an idea of all the processing that goes into the final selfie. The Gravatar image represents the halfway stage of this process. Although I realise that not many bloggers have the patience to watch every single YouTube I hope that this one is the exception of the rule … 😉

YouTube description:

“A photographer always sees more; even in him/herself. Based on one Black & White self-portrait with the use of textures and layers and with merging pictures this photographer succeeds in creating a colourful self-portrait. His ‘Meta Selfie’ or (subtitle) The Art of Being Me. 

Music (Free Music collection): “Anduct” by Andreas Viklund.

This is just a 4 minute rough cut with stills of a 10 minute presentation including film-fragments designated for limited audiences”.

 

Sweet Dreams Laura!

 

Meta Selfie

This Saturday 1 November 2014 is the official launch of the YouTube that provides you with an idea of how this ‘Meta Selfie’ was processed from a single B&W picture.

Here the before and after and this weekend you can watch the in-betweens.. 😉