20th July 2012
Objects floating in landscape photographs seems to be a bit of a theme over the last couple of weeks.
Emergent Behavior by Brooklyn photographer Thomas Jackson is very cool, with bursts of colour against dark landscapes featuring anything from oranges, leaves, plates and glowsticks.
It seems Jackson is reluctant to use Photoshop as an intergral part of his creative process (awesome), and he explains his technique for this particular shot here:
Basically I want the images to be as “in camera” as possible, so instead of employing PS to composite or more things around, I simply use it to remove elements I don’t want to be there. The sculpture in this image (175 glow sticks attached to a wire armature) is real, and it was photographed on the beach in Greenport, NY. I simply used PS to remove the support that was holding the thing up, and to make a few other minor tweaks. So on the spectrum between “retouched image” and “real time image”, I’ve strived to make it closer to the latter.
Have a look at more of the Emergent Behavior series here.
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