This week Shel asked us to get out our vintage cameras and take vintage photos for the Inspiration Avenue weekly challenge. OK, I admit, that was my interpretation of the challenge. I honestly wanted to make an assemblage, and I still plan to make it, but I spent two and a half days just looking for the pieces I had saved for the piece. I finally realized the old photography book and old slides must have been pitched when I had my flood last year.
All I could find was the box I was going to use for the assemblage, and a few of pieces I had planned to incorporate in the assemblage. The rest were long gone, even though I had been so careful to keep it all together. Ironically, I had planned to use this photo as my "materials list," so I'm sure by the time I get around to making this assemblage, the heater will be gone and the rosin paper gracing my table will have been replaced.
So unable to carry out Plan A, I turned to digital art instead. Of course I had to go with my favorite subject.
I'm not completely sure he looks all that good in film, but he looks even better
in this larger size. Unfortunately you have to click on the photo to see it in its entirety. For all these photos, I used Photofunia, a web site that converts your photos into some pretty cool effects. This one was perfect for the challenge Shel gave us.
Just look how my guy looks in black and white, and
sepia, which the site calls "retro." I can't believe how long it took me to create these images. I seem to have a blind spot (and time intensive labor constraints) when it comes to digital art. But my thanks go to Shel and the rest of the Inspiration Avenue team for this awesome challenge. I really DID have fun with this one, and I suspect Bleubeard appreciates it, too.
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