Art explorations

Digital Photography

Digital Photography includes various approaches, from capturing the world around us to creating an altered reality. Hence the computer can be used as a digital darkroom to mimic analog processes or as a post processing tool to distort or enhance reality

For me, Photography presents two interesting challenges. One is to capture an image that can cause an emotional response. The second, contrasting challenge is to reflect in my images the thoughts and impressions that were triggered during capture.

Math Assisted Digital Art

Math is perceived as the antithesis of human feelings; but I believe that Mathematics is just a tool that can assist many human endeavors, including Art. Hence, my Math Assisted Abstracts are an exploration on how Math can stimulate emotional reactions through visual impact. To create these abstracts I start with mathematical equations or algorithms. Simple algorithm examples in the photo editing domain include blurring or changing color tones in an image. Complex algorithms can manipulate or create shapes and simulate textures. I usually use special algorithms called Fractals, because of their ability to create unusual profiles of lines and colored patterns.

My abstracts are a paradoxical symbiosis between Math and my soul. It is enriching to share them with others, as their feelings and consciousness adds an additional dimension to the interpretation.

Virtual Photography

I use this term to describe digital art that incorporates still 3D Digital Art. 3D modeling and 3D animation are used significantly in the entertainment industry (computer games and fantasy movies), but those models can also be used in still images. While traditional photography uses tangible elements, virtual photography uses components defined within a computer software. For example, a traditional photographer selects the model and his/her appearance, illuminates the scene and composes the image with camera placement. In contrast, a virtual photographer loads a 3D model and modifies its appearance within the computer. Then he fills the scene with light and shadow areas using light simulators and finally composes the image by changing the point of view of a camera subroutine. Post-processing is frequently used as in digital photography.

I like to explore Virtual Photography because it open doors to imagination and surreal worlds.