I think you could make both series of these pictures one treated as a photograph. Which would look really great, because they are beautiful. And, another series where you work your textures/treatment fully.
In the way it is now, makes me think that the photographer was not quite sure about the treatment, and left some spots out to let us see that behind the textures there is still a great picture...
Maybe, I take your picture this way because I am in this situation. I am an amateur photographer. I've been learning photography for few years now, and everybody knows me as such. I wanted to try some heavy post processing and they didn't like it... specially those who don't accept any manipulation in an external program... Anyway, I show them then, only my photography, and I am here showing my tries in post processings, my artsy pictures/treatments... not too successful yet, but I am trying...
Thanks for this great in-depth comment. I appreciate you taking the time to write all this. And I also agree with a lot of the things you say. A lot of people I hang out with either have no photoshop experience and therefore dont even know what it possible in terms of post production, and the rest is often of the film-era that simply refuses to move on to new things
Anyway, your comment has triggered a cool idea in my head. So stay tuned for some new variants of this series.
I would have left at least a bit of texture in the middle, but coming from clean photography I understand that it's hard to get lost in textures
I'm not sure about the polaroid edge. maybe in another context..
Since I have a crush for things going terribly wrong, I never had constraints doing harm to my photos.
me neither The edge looks like from a polaroid transfer, but the image within doesn't - it doesn't feel coherent
i guess i will have to get there with a bit of your help eventually. so far i am still hesitating to "harm" my pretty pictures
strangely enough i really like the "grunge" look a lot, just when it comes to my own work i feel like polished work instead of grunge...
I think this little series will be great for me to get the "destructive" drift
Yeah, it's a long way down. I started with conventional digital/analog conversion mwthods like the emulation of certain film types or printing methods. But this can be like a drug, you have to take more and more