On my way home from work in Navasota, Texas. Grabbed this shot just sitting waiting for the light to change.
We were out walking around our neighborhood, and I was trying to capture some patterns in trees but not having any luck when Jamie said, “Hey come here! Take a picture of this!” I walked over and looked over the railing of the bridge we were standing on and I saw what she was talking about. I think this would make an awesome painting or maybe just a nice big print. What do you think?…
When I shot these parking garage pics in Bryan, TX, I was really enjoying the strong shadows and way the shapes worked. Kind of reminded me of how the painter, Edward Hopper used strong shadows and geometric shapes… Here’s “Jamie on Level 5” and “Level 5″….
So I stumbled upon this bizarre thing that Google is doing. They call it Deep Dream. I guess it’s basically research on how neural networks work in the human brain. So they wrote computer code that simulates how the neural networks work. So far, when you feed the code an image, it processes the image and you get some bizarre results. Curious about this concept, I provided DeepDream with an image I did a few years ago. This is how Deep Dream “sees” the image:
While I’m sitting around not making pinhole photos and waiting for cyanotype chemistry to arrive in the mail, I thought I’d make a few Lumen prints. You may remember your elementary school art teacher forcing you to make these things. You put an object on the photosensitive paper and expose it to sunlight and in less than 15-20 minutes you have an image. Well, I just happened to have some photo paper sitting in my closet and I’m surrounded by all types of objects with various levels of transparency that I can place on the paper. So I made a few Lumen Prints and I’m contemplating ideas for others.
I like to stay abreast of current creative trends but messing around with Low Polys wasn’t something I paid much attention to until just recently. I applied for a job that required me to brush up on my Illustrator skills and while exploring the Mesh feature in Illustrator, I came across images that used this Low Poly technique. Even though Low Polys are no longer a new thing, I plan on doing a little more exploration of the technique.