This is the first composite I have put together for quite a while.
The model was from a shoot organised (and styled) by Karen Boyle hosted at the Saracen House Studios (Andrew Griffiths) a few years ago and the resulting picture has been hanging around for quite a while.
I also put together the background about 6 months ago but didn’t do anything with it… until tonight.
I had a sudden spurt of inspiration and the whole picture came together quite quickly.
I wish I was one of those artists/photographers who creates images full of emotion and hidden (or not so) meanings but… as much as I try, it’s just not me.
All I do is create “pretty pictures” as they say “to thine own self be true” 🙂
Well, the first (hopefully of many) Tantalising Textures Workshops took place yesterday and I have to say that it was a pleasure to work with the people who attended.
It was lovely to take everyone step by step through the various stages – from finding and photographing the textures (who knew they were so close to the house !) to changing the look and colour of them. By changing the colours and overlaying one texture onto another it enabled everyone to add to to the variety of textures and colours that could be used in future images.
There were also a selection of still life objects from which to choose and it was interesting to see who went for what – I think eventually everyone got to photograph almost everything. I had put a collection of flowers, fruit, vases, receptacles of varying sizes and shapes together …. but people quickly found other things to photograph that were scattered around the room. It was lovely to see them spotting items for themselves.
After doing the photographic part of the workshop we worked on putting it all together and it was such a joy for me to see the results of everyones hard work – and they did work hard …… because it was a workshop and not a sit down watch me demonstrate event.
At the end of a long and intense day everyone went home (exhausted but happy) with lots of images, textures and the knowledge of how to construct some wonderful Tantalising Textured images for themselves
Thanks to everyone who attended – you know who you are 🙂
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