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After the Camera: Digital Transformations for Conceptual by Thom Rouse

By Thom Rouse

Thom Rouse turns out to have an unbridled inventive sensibility. during this publication, he deals up for evaluation sixty of his favourite fine-art pictures. Rouse takes photographers backstage of his inventive procedure, exhibiting the beginning point—always a portrait, captured by means of him—and then information the Photoshop instruments and strategies he used and, occasionally, a few “accessory” photos that he provides into the combination, to create a dramatically various murals. whereas the elements and tone of every photo fluctuate from web page to web page, Rouse strictly keeps that his artistic strategy is predicated at the concept that every one murals needs to, at its middle, stay photographic. In different phrases, his fine-art works are improved, stylized photos that go beyond the boundaries often self-imposed through portrait artists. His objective in growing the publication is to coach and encourage different photographers—or, within the phrases of the artist—to “show you anything you haven’t noticeable before.”

This booklet contains a choice of appealing graphics that collide with a wierd collections of elements—one portrait, entitled Shhhh, is coupled with decorative wood fish, goose wings, and components of an airplane; one other, known as Andromeda, makes use of advanced Photoshop mixing ideas and texture layers to create a Gustav Klimt-inspired think within the photograph—to create a storytelling piece that elevates the portrait to an exceptional artwork type. On web page after web page, you’ll detect how Rouse conceptualized the featured murals, the stairs he took to deliver the idea that to existence, and the apparently attractive inventive portrait result.

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But I had startled her and she raised her head with an intense look, resulting in a unforeseen and unplanned capture. Despite the extensive postproduction work in creating the image, I continue to think it was her part-startled, part-curious expression that made the image a success. Postproduction involved selecting the entire subject and applying multiple texture layers yielding both the texture and color manipulations. Then, a series of individual selections of the hands, feet, forearm, thigh, and so on was made.

Lynch-Johnt, Harvey Goldstein, Beth Alesse Associate Publisher: Kate Neaverth Editorial Assistance from: Carey A. Miller, Sally Jarzab, John S. Loder Business Manager: Adam Richards Warehouse and Fulfillment Manager: Roger Singo ISBN-13: 978-1-68203-006-6 Library of Congress Control Number: 2015953686 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopied, recorded or otherwise, without prior written consent from the publisher.

Tribune Tower background Detail of finished image Original capture from a makeshift hotel room studio Economic Recovery , finished image 33 Zebra Ass Hand on Fire A frivolous image deserves a frivolous title. I am unable to remember the original title given to this finished piece, but as she has done for many of my images, my wife had given it the tongue-in-cheek working title of Zebra Ass Hands on Fire, and it has stubbornly persisted. However, I refer to the image here simply as Zebra . Zebra was created with images of the model Kat.

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