Topic: Insta-Art Project

Last year, when all this Instagram business started going down en masse, I had a lot of complicated negative emotions about the state of the craft of digital photography, neo-oldfashionedism, and one-click filters with funny names that made a picture look like it was taken with 100 year old camera. The wrong kinds of nostalgia can be toxic. So in protest, I jumped on board and started things off with something that if it didn't get a damn artist statement across, at least it wouldn't take up too much space between a cyanotype of a cat or a desaturated picture of a sandwich.

http://distillery.s3.amazonaws.com/media/2011/02/09/751ba142f7d14a16a7184a425ee89df4_7.jpg

The pictures and the sharing and whatever are fine, but capital Photography has always been about both the capture AND the processing. I don't feel like that should be relegated to a dozen icons in a drop down. Or that they should replicate old processes so precisely. So I go and make it about nothing but processing, pixelating or destroying the original images at first as a nod to the digital/analog disparity, then building on that. And all on this silly phone in my pocket. Coming up on like a hundred of these little pieces. They're a lot of fun. Here's some of my favorites in rough chronological order from when I started doing these a year ago up to now. Heavily weighted to the last couple months, since I think I got better and these got more interesting.

http://distillery.s3.amazonaws.com/media/2011/04/18/06cb200f692c4eaebe1d21824d44c8bb_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/f6789a02239811e180c9123138016265_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/fa255432091d11e1abb01231381b65e3_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/242a6a2a5fe911e1b9f1123138140926_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/3b1c060c811411e1a39b1231381b7ba1_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/562b2468676611e1abb01231381b65e3_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/f12dd1ce718711e1b9f1123138140926_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/10bccc80624b11e1abb01231381b65e3_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/74b204089c7511e1a39b1231381b7ba1_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage5.instagram.com/a355e832aa1811e1af7612313813f8e8_7.jpg

Last edited by paulou (2012-06-01 05:41:28)

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I would like these printed and framed please.

http://blog.sabf.org.ar/english/files/2012/04/shut-up-and-take-my-money.jpg




EDIT: He totally did! I now have ten framed pieces in my living room.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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What he said.

The only thing I don't like about these is that they aren't desktop wallpaper size.

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I like this a lot.
Personally, im more of a hipstamatic fan... I like the idea of randomness and not knowing
how a picture turns out until its taken and done with. The idea of picking filters just kinda ruins the fun for me.

and its nice to have a pocket sized device for instant gratification, but it makes my dslr lonely...

if anyone interested... cellphone pictures galore:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set … amp;type=3

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So, seriously, Paul. Prints pls.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Teague wrote:

So, seriously, Paul. Prints pls.

Ordered a couple about the same time I made the thread. The frames won't come in until next week.

Once mounted, if I like how these tests look, I'll ask you which of any of the 98 I've made so far is your favorite, when your birthday is, and if 20"x20" is okay.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/67689/insta_prints_test_01.jpg

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Some new ones:

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/f9a4d694b7dd11e1bf341231380f8a12_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/a87e1e74b50811e1b9f1123138140926_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage10.instagram.com/fbfe12cabfcb11e1b9f1123138140926_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage4.instagram.com/fdfe7bf2c0be11e18cf91231380fd29b_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage9.instagram.com/1c1a778cc12b11e181bd12313817987b_7.jpg

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paulou,

These are all so cool.  Coffee table book!  Thanks for sharing.

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dbngaa wrote:

Coffee table book!

This.

ZangrethorDigital.ca
youtube.com/bigdamnartist

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I'll give you piano lessons for a year for ten of these puppies in cheap ass frames.

DEAL OR NO DEAL

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Deal, duh.

Black frames or white?

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Black.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Some new ones! Selects since the last group. Reverse chronological order.

Picking up a copy of Genuine Fractals (what is it called now? Perfect Resize?) to scale up some of the older, smaller ones for printing, we'll see if that works out. Good news is that I might be able to make even bigger prints at some point.

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/0c4becd0dda211e19b9b22000a1e86b3_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/8aa2f284dcb411e1a24f1231381b4d9b_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/d1826f82db4b11e1a94522000a1e8aaf_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/d8c57550d9f711e1918122000a1e9b8f_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/4175eb9cd7fb11e180ff22000a1e95d0_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/545bdf20d0f111e1b99d22000a1e8ca3_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/05235722ce2a11e19b6422000a1e95d8_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/b737d5c4cc3a11e1abd612313810100a_7.jpg



http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/471f09e6c36211e19e4a12313813ffc0_7.jpg

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So much want for the last one and #3.

ZangrethorDigital.ca
youtube.com/bigdamnartist

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I want some of these as throw pillows or something. They're terrific.

Warning: I'm probably rewriting this post as you read it.

Zarban's House of Commentaries

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Tonight, Paul came over and we hung TEN of his prints in my living room. You'll see them next-DIF.

Six seen here, plus a Paul.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9716/paulart.jpg

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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That Instagrams my heart.

I made one into my computer wallpaper.

Warning: I'm probably rewriting this post as you read it.

Zarban's House of Commentaries

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Awesome.

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Yeah! They turned out pretty good. And we learned to hang with a level and real life floss guide layers. Here's some newer ones. Again, selects, reverse chronology since last post.


http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/46f5ccc8e90211e1b10e123138204060_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/1ff25544e8ec11e1827612313814176c_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/76033ba6e8bf11e1806d22000a1cd142_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/2cd3a968e5bb11e1a64f22000a1e9e7e_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/6e1cbdc4e40311e1acff22000a1e8b23_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/7c919438e24111e19e5e22000a1c866d_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/faf5efe4e09911e1b44322000a1e8c9f_7.jpg


http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/4cf46c24de8f11e183fd123138106140_7.jpg

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TAKE.  MY.  MONEY.


...please?

Eddie Doty

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Eddie, would you trade a 12x12 print for a print of some art from your comic?


I just hit #200, and I'm considering this the informal end of the series. Yay! This third-party site lays them out pretty well if anyone wants to see them all in a good place.

http://instagrid.me/psantagada/

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Paul, absolutely!  There's one page in particular I'm waiting for my artist to finish that you might like.  There's also the hero on stage during his weekly Q&A that I like quite a bit.  I'll email my artist now. 

Outside of that though, I may purchase 5 from you.  I'm decorating my office right now and these would go pretty awesome.

Eddie Doty

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Sounds great, hit me up on Facebook or something.

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