Monday, April 10, 2006

Another photographer I admire...

Let me begin this post by saying "it's all his fault" - I'll explain in a moment. This has been the most difficult blog for me to write - not because I didn't know what to say but because I couldn't choose just one image that represented my favorite. Scott has over 1,000 images featured on his website and 90% of them are my favorite.

I discovered Scott's website by accident as I was researching a software application and his site was listed in the example gallery for this particular application. Didn't know much about him and out of curiosity I clicked on the link and can honestly say that my creative life has never been the same!

As you know, I use to be into photography in high school (that was eons ago) and had settled for simply shooting snapshots with a point and shoot camera. But, when I saw the images Scott was creating I was blown away! I had never seen anything like his photos and for the next several days I combed through every image on his site. I even shared his site with our top graphic designer to try and discover how to create images like his. And, after almost 20 years of snapshots I decided to purchase a camera and revisit photography all because I saw the work of Scott Robert.

I could list endless superlatives to describe the talent, insight, creativity and vision of Scott Robert Photography. Instead, let me simply say that he is one of those rare visual artist who sees the world around him in a way that only comes along once in a generation.

But, don't take my word for it - visit his website and experience for yourself a new level of creative expression and visual art that will change the way you see the world around you. It is an honor to introduce you to the work of Mr. Scott Robert of Scott Robert Photography.

I just love black & white images - I can't help myself!

With everything that has been going on at the job, I still found time to capture life on film. And, the more photos I capture the more I find myself creating black and white images.

Although the photography industry is all digital these days, there is still something special about shooting film and creating black and white photos.

I encourage you to explore the realm of black and white photography. You don't have to shoot black and white film (although there's nothing like the images produced by Ilford) to create visually-stunning black and white photographs.

Take some time to intentionally shot different compositions that will be converted into black and white photos. I promise that if you do your creativity will be expanded, and you will walk away from this exercise with a new sense of visual expression.

Be blessed and always remember - God gave you an imagination so that you could see things that don't currently exist, but could exist if you created them.

Explorations in Black, White and Selective Colorization.

It's soo good to be back! Major conferences can be challenging and although our first conference was a huge success, I promise I won't be gone for soo long in the future. Thank you for your patience and encouragement while I was gone - I really appreciate it!

Now, to the good stuff! I've been working on exploring different ways to create compelling and visually stimulating mixtures of spot colored images.

I have several "in the oven" that are almost ready for public release that are dramatically different from what you've seen in the realm of spot colored images.

Here are a few of my favorite spot colored images from my selective colorization gallery.

Please enjoy these images and may they be a source of inspiration and a reminder that nothing is impossible to him/her who believes. Until we chat again - never, never, never stop creating! Be blessed.