Through Different Eyes

As artists, we are always looking for the next inspiring moment. Everyone is always telling us to look at things differently (as if we don't do that already! LOL). This philosophy has been passed on through the ages : "Walk a mile in an others shoes" ;“We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right.”;“Reality is a question of perspective..."; "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

You get the idea. Think out side the box. Try to look at someone elses' perspective. Don't be a lemming. Try something new.

Ok. so . to that end. I have been going through old photographs (oh - I LOVE THIS) and started playing around with them. Looking at things that I have created over the years. And (this is so cool!) what I wound up doing, was manipulating them into basically the negatives of what they were. The opposites of which they were intended. A very simple maneuver, no degree needed. I just inverted the colors. But what an effect it had... textures and details popped, that I had never noticed before. Persona's and moods flipped into something I never intended. And, the thing that has inspired me most - is that it all works. In some crazy philosophical hooboo jooboo it has reinforced that every dark has a light, every grump has a smile! Opposites may be opposites, but they compliment each other and ultimately one can not exist with out the other.

Alright! So enough mumbojumbo - here is what I came up with. (of note - if your wondering what the originals looked like - they are located in the gallery to the right!)
My Sweet little ornies are now Zombie Kids in a box- check out the smile on the last one on the right!


The Perfect Black Heart Valentine

And in case your not sure - these are my FAV!

If you have a chance to play , I strongly suggest you try this very simple - very pleasing thing. Inspired by your own work! Imagine! LOL!


Daydreamer :) said...

Those are beautiful, Trace! I do the similar with my own photos (I mean pictures of myself) - LOL. All my flaws seem to disappear that way ;)

Your favorite pix remind me of some of the microscope art our instructor showed us in college.

I wish you were here to see Coraline with me ;)

Heather :)

di from di-did-it said...

Wow ~ these are great! I especially like the last three... I wander off into imagination as I look at them. So cool...

I've reversed a few nature shots with interesting results but haven't yet decided how to incorporate the images into art.


Stepping off the edge said...

Thanks guys! They were a lot of fun- I find myself drifting off when I look at those last three as well! (like I need another reason to be a space cadet!lol)
Heather - I wasn't aware you had any flaws! Pinky may be a bit twisted.!! ROF

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