Chris Lord, New York Member Since June 2010 Artist Statement My name is Chris Lord and I am the Head Pixie and Pixel Pusher at Pixielated Pixels. Welcome to my eclectic perhaps even eccentric gallery. I am British born and bred but New York City based and creating digitally enhanced photographic images is my all time favorite thing to do. Photography has been an obsession since I was thirteen years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother's accordion style 1940s roll film camera. I had a darkroom years ago but pouring evil chemicals in and out of containers and waiting for that timer to buzz was not my idea of fun. Now we have computers. I've been fooling with these since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first pictures were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera making exposures through the green, red & blue cells of a color wheel. At last, with today's software and hardware I feel that I can create the image that I saw in my mind's eye. For the techies, several cameras were used to produce the pictures shown here. The oldest pictures were probably shot with one of several Nikon film cameras including an F2AS, an F3 and an FA and scanned with a Nikon film scanner. Lately I have begun to revive these old scans by adding textures and modern techniques to update them. Some of these are featured here. My first digital camera was a Nikon Coolpix 8800 and there are a quite a few shots here produced with that simple camera. Two years ago I decided that I needed the versatility of a real SLR again and bought a Canon 5D and now I'm using a 5D Mark II. Most of the magic happens, of course, in Adobe's fabulous Photoshop program. I spend many late nights with my butt parked in front of it's wondrous arcane interface! I hope that you enjoy the results.