DescriptionSwirls of color and light spool together in this image. The source for this image was a time-exposure of colored lights swinging in a darkened room. The original transparency was then scanned and additional effects applied to enhance the textures and color.
Robert Burke, Denver Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement What I like about photography is the ability to capture detail and realism. At the same time what I enjoy about other forms of art is what is sometimes left to the imagination--it is what happens between your ears instead of in front of your eyes. All of the digital art I do begins with a photograph of a real thing. Whether the source image is a sunset, a colorful pinwheel in a garden, or multi-colored lights swirling in the darkness, the process always starts with a photograph of something real. So what I am striving to do with my work is to strip away some of the detail and realism of the source, and apply some degree of digital manipulation (sometimes a little, sometimes a lot!) so that there is something that speaks to the viewer's imagination, and hopefully touches the viewer in a way that the literal image could not.
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