After spending a year in the development stage, I am very happy to finally release the first images from my Dys-tortion Series.
What were you thinking Naida?
As with all of my work I wanted to make a comment about climate change and environmental destruction.
I wondered about how much of the environment will exist (if any) in an altered state in the future due to man’s impact? Imagine taking a walk through a garden expecting to see perfect specimens of all sorts of flowers, instead, you find these dystopian, mutated forms, still beautiful but not as you knew flowers to be.
So I went ahead and tried to figure out ways I could change / adjust / mutate/ distort images of flowers without using computer editing. I wanted them to be almost unrecognisable as a flower, yet with some areas of macro focus and detail to create a sense of familiarity.
Twelve months later with countless of hours shooting and hundreds of mistakes I have finally refined my technique to capture these beauties. I need to keep the technique to myself for now, but I can tell you it involves a dark room, a torch, a cardboard cone and a piece of glass. MMMM mysterious!
I do hope you enjoy looking at this new series. I certainly have enjoyed making the images. As an artist, it’s wonderful to see your vision appear after wrestling with it for so long.
Click the link below to see the whole series.
52 Week Photography Challenge
Yay!, We’ve finished! What an epic task it was for the whole of 2018. Although I was very keen to quit many times, I am so glad I didn’t. I learned so much about photography and organisation and am a better artist for completing the challenge. To celebrate, I would love you to have a copy of my ‘Best of 52 Week Challenge’. It is 24 pages of challenge topics and my best tips for each one. Click on the link below to grab your copy.
Don’t forget to check out my new Youtube channel ‘Art is(t) Life’ here
That's it from me for today! May you be creative and blessed!