Sitting in bed, wanting to vomit all day and being extremely tired means I’ve got all the time in the world to play around with Photoshop. So for yesterday’s selfportrait I played around with levels and colorbalance to, for once, not get the levels correct but overdo them greatly for an arty-farty effect. For today’s selfportrait I used a trick I accidently learned earlier and put two photos on top of each other, messed around with the levels a little bit, and voila, another arty-farty portrait! OK so I’m not in the best state to actually really enjoy what I was doing but it’s fun to play around with Photoshop a bit more. It’s not just there as a tool to make my work perfect, I can also use it as a tool to make my work more art.
Talking about art, here’s some cool stopmotion-stuff for you to look at. It reminded me of my application for artschool ‘back in the day’ (2003). I didn’t quite have the proper tools to do it perfectly so I had to improvise and make do with what I had. I made a very short ‘movie’ (now I know that’s stopmotion!) where I put all these pictures of myself, my travels and my neighborhood after another and added something like Manu Chao to make it complete. I liked it and I think they did too, as I got enrolled. I never made a ‘movie’ like that ever again, but seeing this guy’s work really makes me want to do it again. Who knows, when I’ve got some free time on my hands…?