Plastic Free July #2: On Photography

polystyrene flower

I’m a a bit of a purist when it comes to photography, preferring to get my compositions and settings as accurate as possible for the shoot, and keeping post editing to the most basic. “Fake photography” is as pervasive, and just as popular as fake news. Once apon a time a photo had some bonafide status, whereas now we can never be quite sure that a photo is what it proports to be, or know the degree to which it has been tricked up and manipulated post shoot.

When it comes to making art, it’s a completely different story. I can definitely see the artistic possibilties of photo manipulations. So here is my first attempt at using photo editing softwear. It’s a bit rough around the edges and very basic. I now appreciate the skill and talent of those who do amazing complex photo art, but I can’t really see myself going down that path seriously. Already spend too much time on the computer!

This image is on my home page for Plastic Free July, under Polystyrene. There’s Straws, Twine and more to come. However I’m busy in the studio again so July could well have come and gone before I’ve completed the page.

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