Photography by G.A.Jennings

Photographs as Paintings

I like experimentation.

One day some time ago I was cutting through a small park in Falmouth and happened upon a scene of artists painting together, the model sitting in a small structure at the edge of a garden.

I asked if I could take photographs and was allowed.

When I had finished someone asked if he could see them some of them. It turns out they were from the Falmouth Artist's Guild and I said I will bring some by.

But I decided to do something different.

I applied a graphics program's "Sponge" filter to slightly modify the image — not too unlike a painting — and I printed it on 8 x 10 photo paper and covered it in gloss and mounted it as a painting, and I dropped it of at the Guild the next day (the man who had given me his name was not there so I never got any feedback from them).

This was the first "Photo Painting" I did.

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This is the original image.

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This is after the "sponge" filter. It is a subtle change, more apparent in the large images.

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And this is the image framed. This is a photograph of the print and does not do it justice.

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The model enlarged in the original.

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The model enlarged in the print.

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This image is of the same group with the model standing inside the structure before the garden. For this one I used the "Dry Brush" filter (the "Sponge" filter had less of a positive effect on the structure). I have yet to print and frame it.

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