I've been taking photos using my iPhone for quite a while, mostly while Emily and I are walking around downtown Seattle. I like to take pix with the iPhone because of its superb portability, easy photo sharing and tight integration with my Mac. Sometimes I shoot because I’ll see a cool composition, sometimes I want to document colors, and sometimes I’ll snap a pic to remember a book that I want to get on payday. I was goofing around with some of these photos a while back and discovered a kinda cool process that turns some of my deadpan, pedestrian shots into... ummm... art?
I've drawn all my life, and these pieces remind me of well-executed Prismacolor drawings on illustration board. I use a “secret” process to get my photos to look like these images, but anyone who really knows their software nowadays can probably figure out what I’m doing. Anyway, I’ve printed some of them out on nice fine-art paper, and I'm really happy with the way they look. I'm purposely using low resolution images, because the rough, pixelated image looks a lot like color pencil, and gives my art a slightly Gustav Klimt or Egon Schiele sorta look. Click on an image to see more detail. Hope you enjoy them!