Thursday, April 29, 2010
As I prepare what will be some of the elements of my entry in the SAQA homelessness exhibit, I am exploring how I can use my photographs most effectively. I have been moved by this whole process, and want to convey the gravity of what I have experienced -- not an experience unique to me, of course, or unique to my subject Thomas -- but an experience that art has the possibility to make palpable.
After I created the crop of the hand and bench, above, I changed it to black and white. To this I added a "fill" layer in a sepia tone, a the hue of dirt, which I felt would convey the difficulties the homeless face in maintaining a clean life.
My Epson printer came through with aplomb, in both cotton sateen and in a sheer.The photo above is on the sateen, and the detail is astounding. I am not sure how I am going to use the sheer. Here are two possibilities:
The double-image created by the sheer certainly alters the message, but I am not quite sure what that message is. Any comments would be deeply appreciated.