Photography by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II
These are some of my "New Direction 2000" Images
"New Directions 2000 " Images
This pages contains several sets of images from nine bodies of new work that were in progress in 2000. The images on this page are representative of where my vision, and a little experimentation, was taking me at that time in the creation of what I saw as interesting new series.
In those days, and for the most part, my digital manipulation of images was done with both Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition. I also used Professor Franklin's Instant Photo Effects.
"Color on Black & White" Series
In this series black and white images are selectively colorized. There is no reason why the only two category of photographic images should be Black & White or Color. Use of the layering feature of Adobe PhotoDeluxe allowed for experimentation with the use of color in b/w images. As illustrated below, the color may be applied to a wide area, or to a single object in a image.
"The Blue Veil"
"The Red Egg"
"Subtracted Color" Series
In this series color images used and, after the isolation of a specific area (usually the background), that area is converted to grayscale. This technique allows a heightened emphasis of a portion of a color image.
"Sepia Tone" Series
In this series black and white images are given a sepia tone. I like the sepia effect and think that it heightens the contrast in b/w images. It is just as easy to use any other color.
"Sepia Toned #1"
"Palette Knife" Series
In this color series the "facet-pixilate" effect of Adobe PhotoDeluxe is used to blunt the sharpness of a photographic image. My aim was to achieve the look of a painting done with a palette knife. Inkjet prints of such images, done on watercolor paper, in 12x18" format, make very nice exhibition and decorative pieces.
"Palette Knife #1"
"Palette Knife #2"
In this series a single images is rendered in various ways using the "effects" functions of Adobe PhotoDeluxe. In the world of music there are a number of pieces that are variations on a theme. There is no reason why all the presentation possibilities of an image should not be explored using the special effects of Adobe PhotoDeluxe.
"Windows Variation #1"
"Windows Variation #2"
"Charcoal Sketch" Series
In this black and white series the images are manipulated using the tools of Professor Franklin's Instant Photo Effects to add, as here, a brush edge and charcoal sketch look. When printed on watercolor paper in large 12-18" format, these prints are quite striking.
"Charcoal Sketch #1"
In this series, a single type of prop, here masks of various types, are used. Over the years I have taken masks to workshops and had them in the studio. Whenever a model takes to a mask I shoot a few images, and over the years I have collected enough "masked women" images to consider a special series.
"Masked Woman #1"
"Masked Woman #2"
"The Red Shawl" Series
In this series a single type of prop, here a hand woven red shawl was used. I like to work with fabrics that that are both rich in color and texture. In 1995 I found two very special hand woven piecesa red shawl and a blue sashand have used them in one way or another in almost every shoot a do. It is now time to showcase these items in a special series.
"Red Shawl #1"
"Red Shawl #2"
"The Blue Sash" Series
In this series, a single type of prop, here a hand woven blue sash was used. I like to work with fabrics that that are both rich in color and texture. In 1995 I found two very special hand woven piecesa blue sash and a red shawland have used them in one way or another in almost every shoot a do. It is now time to showcase these items in a special series.
"Blue Sash #1"
"Blue Sash #2"
All images: Copyright 1997, 2000 by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II - All Rights Reserved
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