Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor Documentery

What I got from watching this was a couple of things. Well, I say a couple. I mean there’s actually a good few things.

For example, I did like his approach to editing his images in the darkroom, and I agree with what he said about you can have all the ideas you want beforehand, but you won’t really know what you’re going to do until you sit yourself down and actually do it. There’s just no point in having a step-by-step, exact plan when it’s pretty much guaranteed to change the moment you begin to work.

Another thing I noticed was that I’d actually seen one of his wife’s digital photos, Almost Alice, going around on the internet before.  Nothing too outstanding, I know, but I feel it’s worth mentioning.

His ideas about how to approach taking pictures and combining them were quite good ones, too, and it’s advice I’m going to take to heart for this upcoming project. I also liked how he started doing what he did at a time when there was no monetary incentive for him to do so, and yet he did it anyway, becoming basically the first guy to make mind-blowing works of photographic art. He kept doing this, not worrying too much about whether or not it’d net him a boatload of money, and I quite respect that about the dude.

Finally, I like how his photos withstand the test of time and are, at worst, the equals of anything done with Photoshop nowadays. His skill at what he does is just top notch, and that’s just all sorts of win there.

Project 02: Freewriting- Iname

Death

Life

war

sorrow

kami

universe

destruction

chaos

eternity

food

flower

children

death

magician

eternity

immortality

eternal sorrow

rage

anger

joy

end

betrayal

saviors

champion

kamigawa

konda

draconic

spirit

wings

demons

daemons

Bartimaeus

Sheoldred

Shinigami

Ryuk

Nu

Justinarmonia

Avacyn

Fallen Angels

wartorn

casualties

impartial

burgers

fries

castle

insulin

underwear

pen

I can’t seem to convince myself

I’m stuck on the outside

Listerine

12 mana

6 mana

Soulshift

Eldrazi

He Who Hungers

It That Betrays

endtimes

Day 04: New to Me

  • My mouse works with a Mac, as does my Bamboo tablet, so I can pretty much avoid ever using the hardware, since the keyboard is only rarely used.
  • Hamsters are more difficult to draw properly than I thought
  • Illustrator is ridiculously finicky when it comes to installation.