Tuesday, July 20, 2010


07.19.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

What can you do in post-processing a photograph to not just change and reform it, but to actually transform it? What is the magic criteria that discriminates change from transformation? Why do we even care?

In thinking about creativity and the creative process, there are a variety of perspectives to consider - the aesthetic slant, the unlimited disciplines (from literature to mathematics), the unexpected discoveries, the meaningful and imaginative innovation! There's brainstorming, problem solving, individualization, personalization, improvisation, social springboards, and even serendipity! Underlying all is the lack of conformity and standardization...and yet, so much of what our world is measured by demands of calibrated similarity. So, how will we infuse such an antithesis?

BTW - Reading Candor by Pam Bachorz, a YA novel and one of our Florida Teens Read selections - many parallel themes! Lorenzo Walker campus, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes the post processing helps to clarify - to bring out important aspects of a photograph. The fact that it is so easy now to change reality - I sometimes wonder where it is no longer photography - but really another art form.