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.
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.
Kara and I just took some new profile photos at Castroville Regional Park. I have the same profile photo on my social media accounts since 2015; Kara thinks it is time for me to update.
I agree with her. I must stay current. Though I do not choose my profile photo lightly since I will use it across all networks.
The question remains, does the above photo beat the current one? This is a very subjective question. I suppose I’ll get used to the new one. Facebook has been bugging me to update my profile photo for some time.
Kara does not agonize over updating her profile photo. She updates her profile photos twice a month. If only I did not overthink everything!
Kara fell in love with these photos immediately. This one made it to Instagram. Another made it to Facebook.
Now she is just waiting for me. I really need to update my profile photo. Out with the old in with the new. Yep, I think I am going to do it.
What do you think? Too much deliberation? I should right?