Saturday, June 28, 2014

Now & Then: Seeing the Future from the Past

I've always been fascinated by the Then & Now photos you see on the internet, where a person is holding an old photo up to the same scene today. After writing a series of then and now pictorials for the blog, I was thinking about a way to do combine then and now photos that's a little different than what I've already seen.  What resulted was a project where I hold photos of the present against scenes of the past.  It's interesting to look at a scene as if you were seeing the future from that moment.  My hand is meant to be in the scene from the past, therefore I tinted or colored it for each photo to match the scene.  Before creating the scenes, I photographed my hand against a white background (to make it easier to mask), and gathered public domain photos from WikiMedia Commons that were similar to photos I already had. Here are some of the entries I've made so far:

"Then" Photo: "Paris Exposition: Champs Elysees leading to the Arc d'Triomphe, Paris, France, 1900" (image with no known copyright restrictions) from Brooklyn Museum via WikiMedia Commons

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Embracing the World of Mobile Photography

I finally caved and got an iPhone a couple of months ago.  Prior to getting an iPhone, I didn't see what the big deal was about mobile photography.  After using the iPhone for a couple of months, however, I am starting to see its appeal.  It's no replacement for being able to edit your photos in Photoshop on a computer for maximum output quality, but being able to publish images on the go is a boon in this age of fast-paced social media.

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