AMPt Feature submitted by Eric Ludwig (@vivoarch)
Title: Train Set
This is a train yard not far my house. Minneapolis was once a booming industrial city at the turn of the century. This is one of my favorite places to visit. If you look closely, downtown Minneapolis is way in the background
Shot with Camera+.
PhotoForge2: Rotate, but didn’t crop yet, knowing how the next step would render. I didn’t want the background at the top darkened. Save.
CrossProcess: Processed with Basic setting. Save.
PhotoForge2: Cropped to square. Save (Edit A).
VSCO Cam: Style 6, Fade +1. Save (Edit B).
Blender: Blended two edits together on Normal blend mode. Edit A 75% / Edit B 25%. Save.
Snapseed: Selective Adjust (Added a couple points of boosted brightness and saturation to the trains in the foreground, about +8 to each). Save.
Snapseed: Tune Image (contrast +5 / saturation +5 / white balance +3). And done
Hi. I’m an architect, father and husband stationed in Minneapolis. My job keeps me moving about town and country, so mobile photography fits perfectly with my busy schedule. And I like coffee. A lot.
Like so many IGers, I started IG posting quirky little photos of my daily life. I’ve always been a bit creative, so it was a perfectly fun outlet for me. That all changed the day I happened across the gallery of @croyable. It completely blew me away! It showed me what could be possible on IG. From there, I was hooked.
I’m not really sure I have a style. I just try to keep experimenting. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. My approach is to shoot what catches my eye and then edit to create a story for the shot. That often takes me down strange winding paths, but that’s part of the fun adventure.
And since I have the stage, one quick note about the community on IG. In my experience, it is incredible! I have met SO many talented and wonderful people on here. You are all amazing. Thank you.
Peter Daverington - The Dervish Series.
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper - (26 panels)2003-2007
60” x 1040” .
The Dervish series is a large series of drawings on the Sema ritual of the Whirling Dervishes. From the macrocosm to the microcosm the dervish spins out of nothingness, being one of an infinite variety of selves, all in motion and never still. Everything in the universe is spinning, from the atoms in our bodies to the stars and planets around us. For me, the Sema ritual beautifully evokes this idea of a dynamic universe, where we exist as an entity within a unity of multiplicity. This Installation is best experienced with the sound component, which is a recording of the Turkish Ney flute I made inside the kings chamber of the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt. The Ney Flute is central to the Sema and its sound evokes the longing of the soul for the beloved.
The Brooklyn based artist Aakash Nihalani‘s street art work consists of mostly isometric rectangles and squares. He uses electrical tape to sketch three-dimensional shapes and selecticly places these graphics on public surfaces around New York. For however brief, Aakash is offering viewrs a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in return, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. “I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly “disconnect” from their reality.” (cf. artist’s statement) Take a closer look at his work at ARTchipel today’s feature. You can also visit artist’s website or follow him on Tumblr for more work.
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