I just wanted to post saying that I have posted some new photographs. There are ten new images, one in the new twoÂ thousandÂ twelve folder, seven in the two thousand eleven folder and four in the two thousand nine folder. I have somemore images that I want to post but am holding on to. I have two new solo exhibitions going up this summer. One at theÂ SecondÂ Floor Gallery in Glens Falls NY from June to July and a second one going up at The Shirt Factory at Ben Saunders Studio, also in Glens Falls NY, Â from August 18 – September 30. I am super excited and am working diligently to get these shows together and have enough work to not recycle any imagery.
In other news, I have been toying with oldÂ techniquesÂ in a new way Â to create some cool imagery. Being that I can quite ford to shot on film, even though I rather would, I try to be very minimal in post production and try to stick to creating an image in camera. So to get some cool effects in camera I have rigged up some things. I have been toying with pin hole photography as well as tinting images through the camera.
For pin hole all I did was drill a small hole in my lens cap. In doing so you have to make sure to center the hole and make it smooth so your imageÂ doesn’tÂ have an odd shape. Pin hole will create a solid black frame around a small image that you have focused on. It may take a little while to get used to shooting Â pin holeÂ causeÂ the lighting needs to well equipped to capture an image properly. However there is tons of room and potential for experimentation.
The images tinting took a little more thought but not much. I decided I wanted to tint images red so I went out and bought transparent, red tintedÂ wrappingÂ paper. Â With this you can cut aÂ pieceÂ and fold it up or cut a few pieces and put them together and tap them to your on camera flash or even the lens and create a natural tint without messing withÂ PhotoshopÂ filters. It gives the images a rawer feel. You will have to mess with the pieces and theÂ lightingÂ to figure out how red, or whatever color you use, Â you want your images but the playing field if blown wide open withÂ possibilities.
I hope someone finds this useful and good luck with creating amazing art!
Until next time,
– Philip J.