An ode to the cinematography in David Simon’s gripping, sprawling Baltimore saga, The Wire.
I’m surprised there aren’t any spoilers here (not really), in case you care about that sort of thing.
And if you haven’t seen the show? Allot yourself some time and make it happen.
By the way, I’m aware of the controversy regarding the original 4:3 broadcast and the 16:9 HD remaster that occurred years after the series ended. I have my own opinions about this, but for the aesthetic sake of this post only, I’m okay presenting the widescreen version.
Note: I am not the copyright holder on any of these images, and would assume that all rights belong to HBO.
Recently ordered a Canon 60D and wanted to compile a quick retrospective of recent shots/creations taken/made with with my first DSLR, the Canon Rebel XS. Excited for what’s to come once I get that new hardware in my hands! (Also, I miss self-hosting my images; lots get to my Flickr and Instagram, but sometimes it’s nice to be in charge with your bytes, y’know?)
Despite moving away from posting my photos and artwork here on Telecommute (I’ve been leaning heavier on Flickr now that I’ve upgraded to a pro account), I still think it’s important to host here on occasion. Without any further words, here are some of my recents:
My first foray into human subjects being featured in my digital compositions. I always calls these types of works “blends”, because at their core is the mashing of pixels, layering one image on top of another, and telling the software how to take a variety of RGB inputs and spit out just one pixular output.
Here are some of my friends & family. The raw material for each piece came from things (and people) I photographed in or around San Francisco. I enjoyed this process so much that there’s guaranteed to be more to come!
After a bit of a break, I started to pool and sift through my photographs once again with the aim of creating some new blends, some new mixes, some new tasty treats. The aim, as usual, was to bring about some textures, some colors, some forms that would never see the light of day otherwise.
Though I do do this out of my own love, I put in a little extra effort because so many of my friends and family express their mutual pleasure. So thanks to your continued support and encouragement! One day I hope to balance the medium of output over to prints, even large-scale ones, with much of the same techniques.
The large majority of these are from a visit to Portland earlier this year, documented here.
Some of the others are from culled from here and here.
I tend to offer a quick note about how I create these, as at its core it’s fairly simple: choose two or three photographs, and adjust the algorithm (via Photoshop, usually) that determines how their pixel values mash together. The hard part is the painstaking trial and error, the perfectionist drive within me to accept those that truly jump out at me, and the choosing of which to keep and which to toss. On average, the ones I choose to display are about 30% of the total items that I created per batch.