Embrace the tools around you to create your world. I recently used my Nikon D700 to capture an image, imported that to one of my favorite phone apps, PhotoToaster, then saved the revised image on my phone. After that – I import back to the Mac and with Photoshop (on a bigger screen) create a top and bottom edge for the dimensions of the home page for the current online publication Aether ART. Aether ART is a wonderful art source, visit their home page at Aether Art Magazine. All this gave me the freedom to layer and build an image to say what I see, and yes, what I feel. I have more on this topic later, as I move from iPhone capture to The Art of The Photogravure.
This photo was taken courtesy of the renown printmaking facility, Flatbed Press and Gallery, conveying the image that comes to ones head when day dreaming of printmaking. Austin, Texas is preparing for its first PrintAustin 2014, be sure to check out all the printmaking events in the next few weeks as featured in this article from the Austin Chronicle.
I have a new concept I want to develop using my iPhone landscapes taken during my travels. Here is an example from a recent trip to Maui. The sugar cane burn cloud perfectly resembled a (hometown) Texas tornado. I think these would make awesome photo gravures in sepia ink. Processed with my ever favorite, PhotoToaster.
(Photo)Toasting Koi. I have enjoyed the PhotoToaster app lately, with all of its great choices for iPhoneography. I am on vacation and couldn’t pass up the beautiful Koi on the grounds where I am staying. This image I processed with the “pale” function. I had so much fun rendering my Koi images – I am going to have to visit the fish again tomorrow!
I do love revisiting older iPhone images captured after finding a new app I like. First I used PhotoToaster, which offers a lot of processing options and effects, saved it to the camera roll, then processed the new rendering through Instagram. This is an old tricycle I saw through the window of an abandoned home in Johnson City, Texas.
Yup. You have that iPhone with you just about everywhere. That is what I love about it, the opportunity for creativity is always at your fingertips. I saw this shark bottle stopper while out to dinner and well… hope you enjoy the fun of this moment. “Shark Week” with a little Photo Toaster app.