Art, Art, Art

Although I am not done with this project to submit to Soho Gallery on May 12th, I have been experimenting with several things on these images.

The first thing that I started thinking about was STORYTELLING... I had my Underground Ghosts Theme already, but the images seemed a little disjointed. So, I started putting those images together and telling a story through a sequence. Clearly my film influences were starting to act upon me without me trying.

Here is an image that I call 'Locked', What story do you see?

I then did a composition of an image that I had worked on previoiusly... and made it really Angel Wings by mirroring. I chose not to tweak each wing individually, but to allow for the symmetry to tell a story of perfection. Maybe they are the perfect Angel Wings that fell off from the Fallen Angel when it went Underground.


This other image is Solitude, and for me it reflects how lonely we can be in NYC, and how technology is further isolating us from our surroundings!


I feel like this work is pushing me to think in different ways. Of course outside of the headshot world, but also in terms of presentation of the work. A more surreal, painterly look for images captured in NYC. Does all this experimentation mean it is art? That is something that I can't answer for you, but for me, it is giving me a different perspective of the world around me, and that to me is interesting.

FYI: All the zoom effects were done in camera, not in Post. Color correction and lens effects were done in Photoshop with AlienSkin Exposure 7