Lighten Up (A New Perspective)

Eight years ago I designed the above artwork titled “Lighten Up (A New Perspective)” with Pixelmator.

I had lots of creative energy my Freshmen year in college. I didn’t need a reason to create. I created for the sake of creating. Being creative made me happy. I loved creating and sharing my work on Facebook.

The above artwork was created from a random photo I took in two bathroom mirrors. I held a lightbulb just to hold something unusual.

The original photo was nothing special, but a few months later I felt artsy; I decided to deconstruct the photo by distorting its hues and blend different versions together several times. The result is what I consider to be my personal masterpiece. I’m not sure I’ll ever create something as intricate or time-consuming like this again.

Lighten Up (A New Perspective) Steps

When scrolling on a high resolution screen the light bulb shimmers. This was achived by accident. Nothing about this work was planned. I simply listened to TobyMac’s “Showstopper” song on repeat while applying random effects to the image repeatedly until I though the artwork was done.

The photo would appear in The Best of College Photography of 2010 and would serve as the logo for Paleolithic Films for several years.

 

 

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