In my last post, I shared about how I got my first laptop six years ago... well, shortly after getting it, I had time to
I only bring up Rosie's photography as my intro into the art of photo-shop. Not the first I'd heard of it. Not the air-brushing to perfection it's used for in magazines. But the layered use of beautiful photos. The shift in perspective - both visually and metaphorically. And I was amazed at her use of self-portrait.
Well, Rosie Hardy was not the first of the now celebrity photographers on Flickr, but she was my first exposure to how beautiful and meaningful it could be. This week my passion for this form of creativity was renewed when Shawndell shared the work of a new young photographer working in the same medium of "photo-shopped self-portraiture."
His name is Zev. He's 14. (He's a ginger!) And he is an amazing artist!!!
He goes by Fiddle Oak on Flickr and here is just a glimpse of what he creates:
|[bless my sponge bath]|
|[fog wafting up stream]|
|[all the king's elements]|
As you can see, his self portraits are fantastic! He's also worked with some other subjects, especially with his older sister. Love these:
Stunning, no? And (holyfreakingcow) he's only 14!
Check out his Flickr photostream, or his sets: self-portraits, littlefolk, elements, things on strings, and film noir. Let me know your favorites - either ones here or that you find on his Flickr.
And here's a sneak peek at Part II, coming next week: