Visual Artist's corner

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:05 pm

"Blue Blossom"

Cyanotype print on Nujabi watercolor paper. From a 4x5 negative.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Moderator » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:13 pm

Love that image, Andrew. The watercolor paper gives it a wonderful texture, and the monochromatic blue gives it an almost impressionistic quality. I had to look twice to see what the subject actually was, which works in the image's favor.

Nicely done, a museum quality work "of art".
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:13 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Andrew, Barber, you ever try a shot that almost got you hurt or injured?


Here's a shot from the "Transit" series. Shot using a Yashicamat 124 twin lens reflex camera perched on my knee.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:18 pm

Barber wrote:Love that image, Andrew. The watercolor paper gives it a wonderful texture, and the monochromatic blue gives it an almost impressionistic quality. I had to look twice to see what the subject actually was, which works in the image's favor.

Nicely done, a museum quality work "of art".


Thank you! Impressionistic (or in photographic terms "pictorialist") is what I was going after. :-)
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:08 pm

Abby Martin does good stuff too:

http://www.abbymartin.org/

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I'll bet Andrew digs Winslow Homer.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Moderator » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:08 pm

Andrew - There is, at least in my mind, an aesthetic difference between Impressionism and Pictorialism. I see what you're referencing in your image, there is certainly a Pictorialist look to it, but it transcends that genre into Impressionism for me: the image is almost just a whisper of the subject rather than a modified image. More a plein aire of a flower than a photograph of one.
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:38 pm

I appreciate the kind words.

It's a fussy negative (at least for alt-process printing), so any good print I get from it I consider a win. :-)
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:40 pm

Proof that you make images with the tools you have at hand.

From my iPhone. I call it "PC LOAD LETTER" (an Office Space reference)

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:57 am

FrankChurch wrote:I'll bet Andrew digs Winslow Homer.


Yeah, not so much. Not really my cuppa tea.

I'm more of a P.H. Emerson guy

http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.p ... st_id=1724
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:00 am

P.C. Load Letter---very nice. Like the kind of post-apocalyptic atmosphere, a nostalgia for things not yet.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:47 pm

From the Department of Scenes Found in Your Own Backyard...

"Hill-O-Beans"
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"Feed Me Seymour"
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:36 pm

"No Tardis Required"

(MacAlpine's Soda fountain in Downtown Phoenix)

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:20 pm

Facebook contacts have seen this already...

"Suburban Rapture"

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:57 pm

"Tomatillos"

Cyanotype. Bleached with washing soda and then toned in tea and red wine.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Steve Barber » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:26 pm

That is spectacular, Andrew. Just a gorgeous piece. The textures and tones you've achieved really elevate an already fascinating composition.

Nicely done.
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