Oh man, it is currently 39ºC and a top of 43 is expected. You can’t go outside on a day like this, you just melt, so perfect weather to spend on the computer and work on photos. I had forgotten how long it can take to work on an image.
Remember this image from the weekend?
I decided this morning that this would be the image I would work on. I really liked the composition, but I wasn’t happy with the view either side, so I wanted to work on that.
I cropped the image, and then I went through all my photos and found something else that I could use in the background. It was interesting doing that, it kind of changed the whole way I wanted to approach the image. I think it was great thing to do, and I think I would really like to do this more, it could be a great thing to experiment with this.
I have played with the colour, the curves, and added textures, all sorts of things. I like the effect of the different layers. It ended up being a massive file and was taking so long to do anything.
A friend of mine made a donation this morning to the blog, thank you Nia, and we got talking about some of the work that I will be doing. I thought I might use this opportunity to tell you about a project I am going to be doing during the year with a woman I have known for many years.
Teresa is a textile artist and we have been trying to find a project to work on together for a while. We have been playing with ideas, and we have finally come up with an idea. We are going to use my portraits as the base, but the dresses the models wear are going to be made out of paper. I will take photos of models in those dresses and then Teresa will take those dresses and do something else with them, that may or may not be used for other dresses.
I am really excited about this project, I love the idea of being a sculptor as well and making the dresses. I think it will a fun project. We really want to see if we can get an exhibition at the end of it. One of the other things we thought we might see if we can do is a crowd fundraising thing to help raise some money for the project. We haven’t decided completed.
During the time I have been writing this the temperature has gone to 40.3ºC, so I am sure it will reach the expected 43 very soon. I will put the images into a gallery so you can see them a little bigger.