Description Clock sculpture hanging on the old Jewelers building in Chicago Illinois. Position myself so the late afternoon sun was behind the statue. Great overcast, hazy light. June - Copyright Jamie Rood 2009.
Jamie Rood, Austin, Texas Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement Artistist's Statement: Artistry of Jamie Rood - Beyond the Photograph
My artwork originates from an idea or something interesting I find in our environment. I am influenced by hiking in the wilderness, ambient music, yoga & meditation and a spirit of exploration. Connecting with My Art
I hope you will ‘feel something’ while enjoying my images. It may be a fond memory, or more complex emotion. Perhaps the color and texture just speak to you. In any event, I invite you to ‘explore’ and ‘get to know’ my work. The Process
The images are photographs I’ve taken, often (but not always) multiple exposures combined into a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image with some digital magic and touchup. I also use different light than you may expect to capture the scene in a unique way.
Usually more depth waits to be discovered beyond raw, initial ‘shot’, as a beautiful as it may be. Photography & digital darkroom techniques allow me to ‘uncover the depth’ & create images ranging from realistic to surreal-looking ‘digital paintings’. It may be simply bringing out an object I saw when I took the shot or maybe something I found while editing. The process may involve combining exposures, filtering and/or painting with a palette of colors from the image - a lot of playing and exploring for sure :)
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