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Jan McCartney

Art photographer, Nikonian, Wordpresser, Artistic Googler, Lives in a Velvia world.
May 02, 2015 2 comments 15 shares 19 plus ones
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May 02, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 6 plus ones
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The earliest photographers were like magicians, who caught images of the material world on blank surfaces without pencil or paint.

Now, anyone can snap pictures with a cellphone, and add them instantly to a stockpile of online imagery more likely to exhaust than astonish. Even Photoshop’s tricks have ceased to amaze.

Some artists have responded by bringing materiality and wonder back into photography. They have returned to messy and sometimes erratic forms of photo-chemistry, reviving old methods or inventing new ones. Their works often don’t look like photography as we know it, and don’t intend to. Like old-time illusionists, these artists challenge us to figure out how the magic was done.

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival runs at dozens of venues in and around Toronto from May 1 to May 31.

http://goo.gl/PhpCDN

Artists revive old methods and invent new ones to bring wonder back into photography

Artists are using messy and sometimes erratic forms of photo-chemistry

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April 17, 2015 0 comments 3 shares 6 plus ones
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"Altes Museum, Berlin" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Following +Heinrich Damm into the Altes Museum in Berlin, here is a splendid doorway to the Roman/Etruscan exhibit. This is part of +Artistic Google's tour of New York City/Berlin inspired by Leonard Cohen.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/s7ihj

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April 07, 2015 5 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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Belgian/German alt-rock/grunge band Pandora's Bliss just released their third album, "Amarchord", on CD and vinyl. Now they're off to tour Europe.

Cover art by me :o)

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April 07, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 9 plus ones
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April 05, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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Botanical watercolours at http://www.ars-grin.gov/…/PacWest/C…/ncgr/pwc/pyrus-art.html

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April 05, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 14 plus ones
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Create a galaxy of easter eggs. Here's the tutorial:

http://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/p…/galaxy-easter-eggs.html

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April 03, 2015 2 comments 5 shares 16 plus ones
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"Darwin Tree Too" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me, for our tour of WA/NT - Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Seascape with tree with a touch of PixelBender. After Lawren Harris...;o)

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/D0V5C

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April 03, 2015 0 comments 4 shares 7 plus ones
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"Darwin Tree" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me for our tour of WA/NT - Western Australia and Northern Territory.

A traditional view of the seascape on the north coast with just a touch of photo pop from the original GSV which is at http://goo.gl/maps/D0V5C

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March 28, 2015 2 comments 3 shares 14 plus ones
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"Darwin" for +Artistic Google's "Western Australia/Northern Territories" tour, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Road trip. Darwin, Northern Territory. Pretty much as far north as we can go.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/IqGlq

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