Creating Photos

Creating photos

Many say  ‘don’t take a photo create a photo’

The camera limitations made me to have to create photos. The use of pictureTalk, what do you want to say with your pictures, creates photos.

under the try-pot

The photography becomes a daily venture, a daily learning of picturesque. Your point of view altering every time you look.

The path took me back to the past, my early childhood years there were i learned to ice-skate. The roads were now so small compare to my childhood vision but the trees had grown. Only when you stop, only when you slow down you start to see what once was.

people always smile when my pictures are created as i lay close to the water surface and only the small camera can be there with me. The professional cameras will drop and drown, giving a very frustrated image. How can you place a trypote in the water close enough to the water surface. Than how can you take the moving leaf while standing solid on 3 legs.

So the photos are created with a simple camera which i can hold very still in my hand just above the water surface. The camera can be moved easy flowing with the floating leaf, perfect you would say.

Yep , but, the quality of the photo is such that it can’t be printed  more than A3 and even than you see the pixels appear. SO, no photo program like photoshop or others will be able to overcome this by creating pixels, it can’t add on. The idea came to create even further a photo by using software, research shows some spectacle results of double exposure making one photo with several photos. OK That goes well over my head. Photoshop is a very complicated program which takes a long time learning but i have an old desktop publishing program with which i have created many leaflets, business cards, books and posters.

You can create layer over layer not giving the same effect as double exposure, still giving the possibility to create one photo  with several photos and even better giving the possibility of collage.

The way to print on A3 without loosing any pixels. After lots of experimenting, the final cut has come. Using several photos i took while laying and standing there were i learned iceskating, perhaps the place where my love for nature started. 

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eArth pigmEnt

After reconsidering, after and other reconsider, after yet an other reconsider it feels my feet have landed back on earth.

multi media

The first thing came to create photos in a multi media setting only not sure which multi would be really multi.
It came from the thinking of not just making a photo by clicking the button on the right time at the right place. The one seconde image leaving a sense of creativity long gone.
The one moment light flash of a camera.
All sort of option came along but in the end it stopped by earth pigments.

Like other artists, acteurs, musicians, poets i have studied the new approach, new subject for the exhibition.
It is easy to choose from created work but much more fun to create something new and it is more mind blowing.
An acteur said in an interview that for every role, she made a detailed study of the character she had to perform. It is crucial in art to do this, to prepare yourself, no matter how often you have done it, this time will be different once again.

There are many, what i call, fast art out there. Made fast, displayed fast and moved fast.
Perhaps our fast society demands this from us.
Better to have a balance, between fast and slow, old and new.

So i have studied the history of colour, read books, blogs, research and did perform some  experiments.
Earth pigments were used in humans first artistic expressions, they are found in cave paintings all over the world. Earth pigments come from the earth as the name says making  a connection to the land in Land Art.
As it is the very old way of making pictures combining it with the very new way of making pictures (digital photography).

The first known pigments use date to the early Palaeolithic period ( 350,000 bc). Many people say Land Art goes back in time and compare Spiral Jetty with Stone Henge.
It make sense to use the earth pigments in an exhibition for Land Art Forest.
To finally create something which will be seen long into the future. The old with the new in one picture.

The earth pigments which will be used are not light fast and will fade but that makes them so special.
In my search i found this windmill in Holland which still have lots of the old pigments including the earth pigments.
Finally all the ingredients are together to do some more experiments and practise these old technics.
While in the mean time still going out to collect them moments in a camera.

it all goes down

The reason for my absent here from the blog for several weeks is not the study of earth pigments but the fact that WordPress is eating gigabytes.
Every time i load the site i also load the blogs i write and all the photos blablabla.
After some research i found out that it was no hagger or spams or some other strange behaviour it is just how WordPress works.
So i deleted the old blogs from this site except some important blogs and deleted also Dabe-Art blog and Clegyr Boia blog.

Things should go better now.

trickle dikkel

Here we are with how it went and not went while dribbling with earth pigments over paper.

drip

dripping mountain

Most paper could not cope and just became dirty, yet the simple drawing paper went how it should have went.
Leaving a river, better said veins. Like the sea leaving the beach.

dripdrop

more to come

Water uncontrollable dripping all over the place, buckling the paper in hills, mountains and valleys.

Background courage.

leafdripcombination

venture

The veins on paper reflect the veins in the leaf. A sheet off paper with the leaving leaf.

RIVER TREE
huge stem
breaking
water pomp
into
smaller and smaller
division
flapping wing in desperation

gingkoswim

a float

 

While doing and doing a bit more you get other surprises.
love how the camera interpretative the subject to its own demand.

 

leafsurprice

what we don’t see

Vague expression.
Vage gewaarwording onder
een kantklos

A decision has been made to create a photo-poetry-book with the title Mestanda.

The book will be for sale at the exhibition and have a selection of the photoworks on display plus some extras.
You will be able to buy it no matter where you are on this planet.

MESTANDA

 

The Garden as ART

While sitting by the riverside with a blogger, the subject garden as art came briefly up in the conversation.
Why can’t a garden be a piece of art? There are many and many more examples of gardens as artistic expression.
When you enter an art-college you will not find any courses to become an artist in the media gardening, is that a reason to not see a garden as a way to express yourself artistically?

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For 27 years now the Garden Festival at Chaumont-Sur-Loire shows, you sure can create a garden as a piece of art.
24 small gardens from around 100 square metre are create according to a theme, last year theme was ‘Flower Power’
As in any other exhibition you see several artistic expressions of the exhibition title.
Last your i was there.

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Perhaps it is the sheer 1000 ways of gardening that scares people of, maybe.
One garden that has been excepted by the art community, including art colleges, is the garden by filmmaker Derek Jarman.
He created against all odds an amazing garden, he was no gardener had little knowledge. He went along in the locale landscape and collected rocks, wood, old iron and created. A poem appeared on the site of the cottage as a part of the garden.

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There are so many, many and even more ways to use natural material to create a piece of art in the frame of a garden.
An other famous piece of work at the other site of the spectrum of scale is the garden from Charles Jencks with the title Garden of Cosmic Speculation.
He went ahead with the bigger machines to create a new concept for landscaping and created art. You can see it like a sculpture where you can walk inside and what you never can see at once.

tuinpoem

 

 

We are not talking here of a sculpture in the garden but the garden as a sculpture, a garden is 3 dimensional.
The art can be minimum using just 6 trees to express more than just an image. Artist Jaume Plensa used poetry, trees and brons to create a small minimum garden which will grow steady on, The Heart of Trees.

 

 

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The new trend, in gardening is vertical gardens, using space optimal.
Italian artists used vertical gardening to express Flower Power in a colourful way.
Entering the garden you see white flowering plants in white cubes in walls and at the back a reflection of colours in metal.

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Walk and turn and you see the other site of the walls planted in colours. The title was “Monochrome Blanc” and my favourite of the 24.

Number two was the Hot planet garden from Alexis Tricoire, who explored the power of plants to survive the heating up from our planet.

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A garden as art will always change and grow. When you let it go and grow it will fall apart to create natures own expression of emotions. Perhaps therefor people don’t want it as art, you can’t hang it in a museum for generations to come to admire the same picture year after year, century after century.
When you leave the garden it will appear again like a lost message in time, revealing what once was lost.

When you have a garden create a space no matter how small to do something artistic, forget all the norms and regulations.
No garden, no problem use any bowl to create the same.

fishbowl

Not a sculpture in the garden but the garden being the sculpture.

Like any other art it will take time to learn, to get to know the material you want to work with.

 

 

 

Illuminated Lightness

Illuminated Lightness

emotional landscape, beautiful to be

Illuminated Lightness

First art work for the exhibition Finished

 

twisted words flowing
from one landscape into an other
land scape
as we try to find
a missing
point

 

RIVERS

rivers

 

floating over recycled waste
landing inside
memories

making connections
bridging
river edges

mistic waters
shifting space
pillow tears

caravan

living on the edge

 

line by line
makes no sense
you need to turn your head
swing around
corners
reading mindset

 

it is already written

mistakes

 

moving numbers
one year
to next year
soul solid solitude

 

rivermist

where it will be

 

cloud river
Illuminated Lightness
double

 

Sometimes things just happen while clearing up, finding bits and pieces, reading old notebooks.
The poem starts in the top left corner and ends next to the photo, hard to read but perhaps that is not needed.
Als je Nederlands spreekt dan kan je elk woord lezen.

 

Beesje

Under cover

them tiny corners under feet
reflecting hidden songs, if you look hard
you will find her on the site of your written book

 

site corner

 

She hides for the stars of eyes your eyes mine eyes our eyes
she hide and cries between lost leafs
leaving her sky behind
her wandering over the unknown

 

red companion

 

she burst into cover not to run
a red companion with black dots under white stem Birch
trees
how can i hide like her

 

hide

 

the call of that lost moment
everybody wants to go to that forest as a reflection on running pencils
under music of leafs they all sit in total silence
while going somewhere

 

flight

 

she flies away
over pocket secrets
which beak will capture her red motion
tickle them black dots above moving feet with hundred toes
got to show how
thats why sun shines
if you don’t know why you shine
under them leafs you got to go

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A little visitor while writing in my notebook made the day extra special, she wasn’t the only visitor.
Life is wonderful in a forest.
Went to discover a new place to take some photos of leafs for the exhibition and to write poetry for the exhibition.
it was a very inspirational day.