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to the Nth degree

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in this age of information abundance and overload, those who get ahead will be the folks who figure out what to leave out, so they can concentrate on what's really important to them. nothing is more paralyzing than the idea of limitless possibilities. [...]

 

it seems contradictory, but when it comes to creative work, limitations mean freedom. [don't wait for the next piece of gear, the next software upgrade, the next photo shoot, the next weekend off.] -- make things with the time, space, and materials you have, right now.

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Austin Kleon, Steal Like An Artist

 

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re:Post -- originally posted June 12, 2012

 

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the geek behind the curtain: all shots and layers in this assemblage were taken and developed by myself.

 

2 shots. both shots were hand-held and taken from my car. a shot of a guy laying the blue foundation of his paint-art along the local graffiti paint wall here in town, and a shot of a bit of rainbow. took the photo of the guy and erased the wall, then made his shadow one layer and himself into another layer. desaturated the guy in such a way so that only the tip of his roller brush would be in color.

 

put in a pure black layer for the background, and then added the photo of rainbow behind that. came back onto the black layer and erased away at it using a 50-percent opacity brush until i got this "built-up" paint layering look.

 

for the re-post i tweaked the colors, desaturated the shadow (which had been blue), then faded the shadow to black. added the paint drip. changed the quote in this description.

 

crazy busy out here. i'll try to catch up with y'all soon.

 

peace & inspiration be with you.

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Taken on June 12, 2012