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!

 

My Passion

In response to those who think (and recently expressed via diverse Social meda as some local wannabees did) that Photoshop (and other photo-processing software) is no better than ‘violating reality’. In that case, I should have ‘violating the reality’ more throughout my life. 
Come to think of it, black and white is also manipulating… the world is colourful; seeing it B&W is cheating, right? Right? And what about changing the lens; exchange the standard 50mm with a wide-angle or telelens?
Digital photo-processing is the new age, dark room. Should we also say that artists who paint should use ground up dried out berries and leafs, like the San people in Southern Africa used to. NO! Digital photography and digital photo-processing are my tools for creating; shaping my ideas, my heart and soul, my vision and my passion…. (text inspired by and thanks to Jim McIntyre).

Play Day 8 (The End)

Tuesday 12 November goes into history as ‘My Play Day’. I’m still exploring different techniques in photo processing. I know what I want and also know it’s a long road of achievement. I can see my own style in the distance but still have to hone (refine) my skills. During this historical day I’ve been merely working on monochromes (with a few exceptions) and in such a way that the result sometimes leans towards graphics. What you  see in this series is not really extraordinary; it’s just one of those phases I have to go through….. Leanne Cole is so right in mentioning picking up ideas (etc.) here and there but never copy; just for the evolvement towards your true own ‘image’; in my case ‘Imaginaries‘.

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Play Day 7

Tuesday 12 November goes into history as ‘My Play Day’. I’m still exploring different techniques in photo processing. I know what I want and also know it’s a long road of achievement. I can see my own style in the distance but still have to hone (refine) my skills. During this historical day I’ve been merely working on monochromes (with a few exceptions) and in such a way that the result sometimes leans towards graphics. What you  see in this series is not really extraordinary; it’s just one of those phases I have to go through….. Leanne Cole is so right in mentioning picking up ideas (etc.) here and there but never copy; just for the evolvement towards your true own ‘image’; in my case ‘Imaginaries‘.

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Play Day 6

Tuesday 12 November goes into history as ‘My Play Day’. I’m still exploring different techniques in photo processing. I know what I want and also know it’s a long road of achievement. I can see my own style in the distance but still have to hone (refine) my skills. During this historical day I’ve been merely working on monochromes (with a few exceptions) and in such a way that the result sometimes leans towards graphics. What you  see in this series is not really extraordinary; it’s just one of those phases I have to go through….. Leanne Cole is so right in mentioning picking up ideas (etc.) here and there but never copy; just for the evolvement towards your true own ‘image’; in my case ‘Imaginaries‘.

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