Sometimes it feels as if all the elements in nature just try to please you.
It was a wonderful and exiting afternoon, and by the time I left the scene I had these three Images. there is no digital compositing or complicated photo manipulation here, these compositions needed only a few minor darkroom enhancements (dodging and burning).
These images appeared in my Venice, CA exhibition named “Consummation – Where Mother Earth and Father Sky Meet”
This is a diagram I made to figure out the sizes and the way I wanted the images to be hung.
This is a photo I snapped with my phone for documentation purposes, after hanging the prints in the gallery.
Here’s a glimps at some of the other images from the exhibition.
Since I started experimenting with Photoshop around 1996, I was fascinated by blending modes and the patterns I can make using them.
A natural progression to studying graphic elements through artwork I drew myself, (that’s when photography was still chemical based, and scanning was reserved for paid projects), Was starting to us patterns from natural elements I shot.
It’s pretty clear why natural patterns are so inspiring, unlike an empty canvas, they already contain rhythm, flow and direction which makes them fun to explore.
I was introduced to this movie a couple of years after it came out. I have not since watched a movie that was so beautiful and fascinating as Microcosmos.
This movie not only brings you really close to nature, but it is lit and shot so beautifully that I’m still glued to the screen every time I watch it. if you love nature and photography, especially macro photography, and you missed this one somehow, do yourself a favour, get this disk and watch it, this is the real “A bug’s life“.
It’s a french film and though there’s not much dialog in it, you can choose the english sound track from the menu.