Red Scarf, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Red Scarf, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Red Scarf, Stone Town, Zanzibar

My work is gradually moving further from literal photography into more interpretive ideas. Texture layers play a big part in that. I want scratched, distressed, aged looking photos.
In this one, for example, I wanted something more or different than a woman in red walking between buildings. That’s a nice beginning, but it asked for more. I created a texture layer by making a noise pattern in a beige color and adding that to a photo of a marble column piece, blended it with the photo of the woman in Stone Town, and then, to add a little softness and make the buildings contrast more with the red scarf, added a layer of light blue. In the end, what I see in it is a photo that sat maybe too long in its frame, in disrupted contact with the glass, making ripples over the photo. Clearly, the work is in the experimental stage right now, but as I play with it, I’ll find a groove that works for me.

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Red Scarf, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Red Scarf, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Red Scarf, Stone Town, Zanzibar

My work is gradually moving further from literal photography into more interpretive ideas. Texture layers play a big part in that. I want scratched, distressed, aged looking photos.
In this one, for example, I wanted something more or different than a woman in red walking between buildings. That’s a nice beginning, but it asked for more. I created a texture layer by making a noise pattern in a beige color and adding that to a photo of a marble column piece, blended it with the photo of the woman in Stone Town, and then, to add a little softness and make the buildings contrast more with the red scarf, added a layer of light blue. In the end, what I see in it is a photo that sat maybe too long in its frame, in disrupted contact with the glass, making ripples over the photo. Clearly, the work is in the experimental stage right now, but as I play with it, I’ll find a groove that works for me.

This entry was posted in Abstraction, Lifestyle, Metaphotographic, Portraiture, Scenic, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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