No Matter What Shape - The Archive

AN ARCHIVE OF MY OLDER WORK - AN EXHIBITION SPACE FOR ORIGINAL AND ALTERNATE VERSIONS OF MANIPULATED WORKS THAT APPEAR AT MICKMATHERSARTBLOG - A PARKING PLACE FOR SELECTED GRAPHICS USED IN OTHER BLOG SIDEBARS - AN ARTWORK IN AND OF ITSELF

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In its short-sightedness, blogger has turned its back on those of us stuck with old operating systems and I'm forced to find a new blog host. You will now find MickMathersARTblog at Blog.com - use the direct link found in the masthead and remember to update your bookmarks. This place will continue as another archive for a large body of my work. As many of you know, my primary medium and working method is digital collage composed of manipulated photographs often combined with digital drawing & generative images. Netlabels, bands and musicians can view samples of my CD Cover Art at Mick Mather Illustration located on Tumblr. In another life I was an Arts & Culture consultant specializing in revitalization planning through creative public art projects and programs with Economic & Community Development Departments of towns, villages and cities. In these hard financial times this work is more important than ever and I still accept consultancy inquiries. You can contact me by email at: mickmather@yahoo.com

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Every photgraph is now a great photograph -

"Cornfield"
photograph by Ann Ballard
This is the original photo by my good friend and poet, Ann Ballard. You can see the manipulated image at MICKMATHERSARTBLOG or at Thursday Challenge. Now that we have such a wide variety of photo editing and manipulating software available, any photograph can be turned into something much more pleasing, hopefully. In my case, photography was always a medium that I was bound and determined to use in a more painterly way ... that ideal is also enhanced with the digital tools we're privileged to be able to access today.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Sometimes photography is about much more than taking photos. The act of taking the photo can be purely a means of getting the end of result. A step in the journey. Sometimes the photograph is the source of satisfaction..sometimes it is the act of taking it. The walk through wild flowers, the moment of amazement you felt when you suddenly see something for the first time. Really see it, not just look at it. For you perhaps the end wasn't supposed to be a photo in it's raw form. As you say it's glory is found in a more painterly way...

12:56 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
Thanks, Lisa ... I don't know how this could've been said any better and I totally agree with every sentiment here. :)

6:23 AM  

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