My fascination with computer graphics began about 35 years ago with some free software that I got on a floppy disk on the cover of a computer magazine and ever since then I've been hooked. I've come a long way since then, the software that I use is now much more sophisticated but my enjoyment hasn't in any way diminished. I got my first camera at the age of 9, a battered old twin-lens reflex camera which my grandfather "loaned" to me and my first serious camera, a 35 mm film camera, in my late teens.



Built in the fifties, original and unrestored with some parts still in working order :) and living in London UK I am a self-taught "paintographer". I take photographs because I really enjoy photography. I endeavour to create digital art because I LOVE art. I also love to travel whenever I get the opportunity and landscapes are my favorite subject. ✈



For me there are only a few things that are of prime importance in a camera and lenses. They have to be small, light, well built, reliable and take well exposed and sharp images. The thing that I most enjoy about photography is finding subjects/locations and imagining how they might look when I’ve had a chance to work with my images. So there’s a sort of feedback loop already going on in my head when I’m looking around and taking pictures.✈



What the camera sees is one thing what my mind’s eye sees is another thing entirely. What I’m always searching for in a scene are aspects such as perspective, textures, compositional elements and lighting etc. and well beyond that how I can work with these when I’ve downloaded my images which brings me on to processing (hate the term), for me, by far the most important and exciting part.✈



A while back I stumbled across the perfect description for my type of work “Paintography” some years after I stumbled into it completely unaware that there was such a thing. I guess this is where the photographer in me stops and my artistic side takes full-rein if indeed one can separate one from the other. Put simply, this is the point where I have complete artistic freedom to explore and mix different techniques and open the lid on a Pandora’s box of artistic possibilities, such a large box that even after some years I’m very much still discovering and experimenting with new things.✈



"Painterly" - relating to or characteristic of painting or painters.

🎨"Paintography" 📷 - A combination of Digital Photography and Digital Painting This is more than editing a photograph, it includes actual digital painting segments in the same work of art, generally on canvas. Artists using digital photography as a basis for a digital painting are doing paintography." (urban dictionary)


Artwork links page
My Artwork Website:
Visit my website

Visit my shop
My Photo Books Website:
My books
My Blog:
Visit my Blog
My Online Exhibition:
Visit my online exhibition

Exhibition preview video

Exhibition Catalogue PDF

Visit my online exhibition of additional works


Kind regards



I am a member of Skylum Software's Affiliate Programme.

Permanent $10 off coupon code – LEIGH10SKYLUM

Affiliate Links:

Aurora HDR 2019


Luminar 3


I am also an affiliate of Topaz Labs software - Affiliate Link Permanent 15% off coupon code – LEIGHTOPAZ

Thanks everyone.

Photos of "Alive and Clicking!"- 2 Mill. Thanks (3)

  • The other side of the lens by "Alive and Clicking!"- 2 Mill. Thanks
  • My labour of love :) by "Alive and Clicking!"- 2 Mill. Thanks
  • Find me here by "Alive and Clicking!"- 2 Mill. Thanks
  • Retro Me! by "Alive and Clicking!"- 2 Mill. Thanks
  • Scan Me! / how do I get out of this maze?! :) by "Alive and Clicking!"- 2 Mill. Thanks
 

"Alive and Clicking!"- 2 Mill. Thanks' favorite photos from other Flickr members (7,884)

Following (1,476)

See more...

Groups (5050)

Show more... Show fewer...

Testimonials (0)

"Alive and Clicking!"- 2 Mill. Thanks doesn't have any testimonials yet.

Joined:
July 2013
Hometown:
London
Currently:
London, UK
I am:
Male and Taken
Occupation:
Semi-retired
Website:
Leigh Kemp Photo Art
Email:
enquiries [at] leighkemp.co.uk