Massively photo-manipulated, Noscope January 2004 consists of 5 abstract interpretations of specific natural elements.
All pictures are taken in Sweden, on a rainy winter day.
The three first pictures (grass, rain & rust), were pretty straight forward, the third of them being the most difficult, as the image composition was pretty tricky to get to work. The idea was to make it look like old film, that is, with overexposure & colour errors etc.
I think it worked pretty well with img 01. 02 and 03, however, were de-railed by what a friend of mine calls "lucky accidents", that is, things that happen while you're working, that wasn't supposed to happen, but makes it all better.
With this new direction, Image 04 & 05 (fire & wood), were pretty different, the bumpy texture being the only thing connecting them to the others.
04 was an interesting challenge, as the source photo was over exposed and with lots of motion blur of lights. Again, it was a pretty lucky source photo, so it was merely a matter of arranging a neat composition.
05 was an attempt to get back to the original idea, that is, old film. Another lucky accident (the glowing ring), got be to re-add the burnt film effect. I like this image the best.
The cryptic title refers to where I live now, and where these pictures are from. The intention, while making these images, was to create a strong connection to my May 2002 issue, "4800 nykøbing", where I lived at that time. The difference would mainly be that May 2002 was about leaving a place, this issue is about settling a place.
Momenta is latin, partially translating to "moment", being a brief period of time, partly translating to movement. These are 5 moments, with movement.
Kate presented me 2 days ago with her delightful "marigold" music piece for June, and while I instantly liked the music, it was decidedly more happy than my designs usually are. As such, I decided to illustrate with these captured moments. I think it works really well.
Also, DO download Kate's music track, it is much better quality than this streaming version, and definately worthy of your playlist. n-heptane – marigold
Phew, steaming hot off the stove, pieces 2 and 5 just completed 10 minutes before this post. Hope you'll like it. On a note about the wide format of the images – people with resolutions of 1600×1200 will be able to enjoy a "widescreen" feel.
On a personal note, these are among the first 100% digitally painted pictures i publish.