On the move

20120914-170544.jpg A young Asian man turned just in time for me to take his picture.  I dressed him up a little using Jazz (light leakage and bloom mostly).

The horizontal light leakage creates a feeling of movement, when in fact he was sitting still except for turning around. This effect can produce this kind of look, and also a retro-print feeling.  I overdid it here, intentionally, just to see how far I could go with it.  Usually a subtler application makes a better picture.  But this is the Daily Grunge, not the daily nice-and-clean, and I do love to make a statement with my pictures. Also, as I point out from time to time, if you don’t experiment, you don’t grow as an artist.  You must be unafraid to make mistakes, make ugly pictures from time to time, and unafraid to show your work. Embracing this philosophy is the very essence of being an artist.

–  the Daily Grunge

 

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