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SP 747 Creative Imaging Final Project Arlis Reynolds 17 May 2007 To me good art is a controlled representation of real and natural images where the adjustments and inspiration are often derived from experiments and accidents I generally dislike the idea of Photoshop but find it interesting to see the effect of the various tools on an authentic image I call these effects accidents because I don t use those tools with expectations but rather see what happens and decide if the result contributes or not to the goal of my image Always the textures and colors in an image should be natural Nothing new should be created because anything created would be false in the context of that image but anything can be eliminated As a photographer my motivations are to find and create photographs that tell a story about my life now and from which I can remember that story in the future My photographs are not meant only as a scrapbook of friends events and factual details but as a preservation of feelings emotions and critical moments or stages in my life My goal with this project was to create an image using real photographs that visually display how I feel about my life now at a major turning point between college and life undefined Original Images The original pictures used in this project are photographs from an earlier assignment on self portraits They were taken in the SP 747 classroom using a projector screen for a background and two spotlights for my face and to prevent shadows on the background I used a Pentax ZX 50 with Ilford ISO 400 B W film Each digital portrait is a copy of the original film negative scanned using the Leafscan 45 I wanted to use these images together in a larger project because each stood out of the original bunch for a special reason The first is a beautiful silhouette which carries a very strong mood with such little detail The second and third images immediately caught my attention because I can see my parents in them in physical features as well as



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