Image Making

A Individual Choice

Where do I start?

Usually being inspired by music, art, an event or meeting people.I open an image and I play until I get something I like. No revisualisation, no sketches, I just play and explore. If the image doesn’t feel right in the few layers, I stop, as there’s no point in wasting time. The process can take for ten minutes to a couple of hours for the more complicated pieces but no more than that. Every image has a hidden image inside waiting to be found. Working in sets of at least three. It helps define the emotion felt when taking the shots. I don’t record how I do it, each set has to be done in one session. I can’t repeat it the next day or would want to.

I don’t have a set way to do things but let the image take shape. There’s no magic formula to success just hard work. It's just about having fun and enjoying the image making.

Breakdowns

A basic structure in Photoshop

The Breakdown is showing Layer Group of the process.

Image Breakdown - Green Parrot
Image Breakdown - Blind at the Tate

Making Prints

Lots of things to Think About

From Backing Prints,Using Textures and Mono Prints.

Backing Prints
Colour or Mono
Textures 1

Questions

Asked at Talks

When I do talks , I'm asked all sorts of questions, these may answer many them.

Someone Else's Art
The Never-ending Story
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