Luscious Gracious! Look What We Made Today!

A blog devoted to the art of the Luscious Gracious clan.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Steve's Old-School Shot of the Moment #5

In an effort to document our past, I've begun to add images from our shows to the gallery section. The first one is my photography show from 2003. It was called absolute value and focused on the use of positive and negative images.

Although I say right there in the artist statement that the technique is not important, I'll give you a photoshop tip to get something similar (only 2 of the images in the show used photoshop). For this one below I used the Solarized filter. Made a copy of the now solarized layer. Inverted that layer and changed the blending to difference.

The cool thing about photoshop is that you can mess with these things for hours! Here I used solarize & invert so many times, along with adding color layers, making blending changes and flattening layers, I could never reproduce it. Who says photoshop lacks the mystery & surprise of a darkroom?

Of course, I still prefer the original.

So check out the gallery. We will add more shows to it soon.


p.s. Knitting fans hang in there, this is post #95.


At 9:48 PM, April 18, 2006, Blogger Jenny said...

you guys are continually a trip. In a good way. My new job does not yet appear to suck. And has pretty good discount potential. Am looking into further part time work. Actually almost finished two projects today. Indeed, I am on fire, if pronoun challenged. Take care.

At 5:23 AM, April 19, 2006, Anonymous Sissy Muffy said...

Steve, you still continue to amaze me! Your family has to be the most talented and creative out there! Even though this was "old school" stuff, I enjoy seeing everything again. You have done so much work, we need to re-see it and enjoy it again.

At 9:44 PM, April 24, 2006, Blogger Laura said...

I love seeing Steve's photos of Kiki. An intimate look at you as a couple. Of course it makes me wish my husband saw me or looked at me similarly. But I think any female would feel that way about it if they don't have a photographer husband.


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