Posts Tagged ‘texture’

From iPhoneography to Photo Illustrations: My Continuing Journey

From iPhoneography to Photo Illustrations: My Continuing Journey

My second presentation follows on from my first – ‘Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey’ – in which I will discuss my use of an iPhone to take photographs, leading up to the separate challenge of illustrating a book of poetry and prose entitled ‘Star Blossom’, in which my images bec[......]

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Another Magazine Feature!

Another Magazine Feature!

In December 2011 I was contacted by Steve Harnell, the Operations Editor at ‘Practical Photoshop’ magazine, after he saw one of my images ‘Communication’ on the Photoradar website, where I posted it ages ago and promptly forgot all about it.  Steve wondered if I would like to feature on the Image Re[......]

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Star Blossom, Part 4

Further images from my new project ‘Star Blossom’, of photo illustrations to accompany the poetry and prose of my uncle Fergus Chadwick.  Please see original post for full story on this one: http://www.vivecakohphotography.co.uk/2012/02/09/star-blossom/

Photo illustrations to accompany the book of poetry and prose by Fergus Chadwick (Viveca Koh)

In “Paradise Lost” Milton has starbright[......]

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Star Blossom, Part 3

Further images from my new project ‘Star Blossom’, of photo illustrations to accompany the poetry and prose of my uncle Fergus Chadwick.  Please see original post for full story on this one: http://www.vivecakohphotography.co.uk/2012/02/09/star-blossom/

Photo illustrations to accompany the book of poetry and prose by Fergus Chadwick (Viveca Koh)

Walks in the Dark

Poems remembered from[......]

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Star Blossom, Part 2

Further images from my new project ‘Star Blossom’, of photo illustrations to accompany the poetry and prose of my uncle Fergus Chadwick.  Please see original post for full story on this one: http://www.vivecakohphotography.co.uk/2012/02/09/star-blossom/

 

Photo illustrations to accompany the book of poetry and prose by Fergus Chadwick (Viveca Koh)

 Other lives here on earth are al[......]

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Star Blossom

When my Uncle Fergus asked me if I would produce a series of photo illustrations for his new book of poetry and prose, I was extremely pleased and excited to be asked, whilst at the same time equally apprehensive that I would be unable to rise to the challenge and create anything remotely suitable t[......]

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Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group Exhibition 2012

I have had an image accepted for the Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group Exhibition 2012 - ‘Dreamscape’, which I had also submitted for the RPS International Projected Image Exhibition 2011 where it just failed by one point to make the grade.  Now it will instead be seen in print at the exhi[......]

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Article in RPS Visual Art Group Magazine

Article in RPS Visual Art Group Magazine

I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Visual Art Group, founded in 1921 “to foster the interest and advancement in all matters relating to Pictorial Photography”.  These pages are reproduced with kind permission of th[......]

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Rabbit

Section view of rabbit, the Horniman Museum, London (Viveca Koh)

Mark and I visited the local Horniman Museum on Sunday, a short distance from where I live and free entry too, which is always a bonus.  Remember visiting the place as a young child and being fascinated by the volume of weird and wonderful objects on display, collected by Frederick John Horniman d[......]

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The Tower

The Elizabethan Tower at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, United Kingdom (Viveca Koh)

Another view of the Elizabethan Tower at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, United Kingdom, to link to my previous image ‘Magic Castle’.  This one features three separate textures to enhance and colour various sections of the image, which was shot on a sunny Spring day, so I wanted to warm up the[......]

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Magic Castle

Sissinghurst Castle in Spring with birds (Viveca Koh)

I’ve been looking back through my (now massive) archive of as yet un-processed photographs, and found this one from March 2011, taken at Sissinghurst Castle during a visit to this lovely National Trust property.  At the time I wasn’t particularly enamoured of any of the photos that I took on that[......]

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Flora

Camelia with water drops, bokeh and other layers applied (Viveca Koh)

After struggling for some time to produce any new work that I considered remotely satisfactory, I decided to step away from my usual UrbEx subjects and try something completely different, to see if I could get some of my lost inspiration to return.

These are both two photographs combined, of Ca[......]

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UrbEx Cathedral

The the pipes next to the control room at ECVB abandoned powerstation. Not much to say about this one, except that I wanted to make the image my own in terms of style, and for it to be a bit different from the others out there. Large scale is not really my ‘thing’, I always prefer the smaller deta[......]

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The Museum

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="665" caption="Danse Macabre"]Self portrait in abandoned Belgian powerplant museum (Viveca Koh)[/caption]

Here I am in a borrowed hard hat at the museum attached to the abandoned ECVB powerplant in Belgium.  It was completely un-vandalised which was refreshing to witness, and all the crumbliness around me was simply the[......]

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Books From Boxes

Files on shelves in abandoned Belgian powerplant (Viveca Koh)

Here’s the first one from my visit to ECVB powerplant in Belgium with Mark last month, and not the shot that most people would take while they are there but those of you that know me will understand that this is more ‘up my street’ than the ‘big industrial’ shots. Of course, I do have some of th[......]

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Article in RPS Digital Imaging Group Magazine

Article in RPS Digital Imaging Group Magazine

I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Digital Imaging Group, which is for members who use computer manipulation on their photographs using various available software and techniques. These pages are reproduced with kin[......]

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Crossness Pumping Station

Multiplicity self portrait with Mark at Crossness Pumping Station, Abbey Wood (Viveca Koh)

Last weekend Mark and I visited Crossness Pumping Station in Abbey Wood, which is only open to the public a few times per year, and was on this occasion open for the annual Open House event.  After a lengthy queue to enter the building, we were then faced with another queue once inside to enter[......]

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Asylum Children’s Ward

West Park Asylum children's ward with wheelchair (Viveca Koh)

This image from West Park Asylum is actually two images stitched together, although they weren’t shot as a panorama at the time.  The first photo included the window, wheelchair and part of the corridor, but it was missing the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck murals which were set slightly behind me[......]

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To Willie With Compliments

Vintage postcard of soldier and shell, with textures (Viveca Koh)

This image features another of my Mum’s vintage postcard gems, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make something further from it.  The old fashioned captions on the card –  ‘A present for the Kaiser’ on the front, and on the reverse ‘our grand artillerymen like to address a shell before they fi[......]

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Double Century

Green bottles in an the kitchen of an abandoned house (Viveca Koh)

This was taken in March at Manor House ‘B’ in Norfolk, in the very dilapidated kitchen.  I loved the cool winter light illuminating the green bottles, to form this grubby still life where the mice would surely feel at home….

This is two shots blended using layers and masks in Photoshop, one[......]

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The Cubbyholes of my Mind

Self portrait superimposed onto toolmakers wooden cubbyholes (Viveca Koh)

 

Trying something a little different here, in that I have taken a photo from the recent explore at the abandoned toolmakers in Sheffield and combined it with an older photograph of myself from the bandaged head series (used to create The Trick is to Keep Breathing).  I was aiming for so[......]

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Royal Photographic Society International Projected Image Exhibition 2011

After my success last year in getting my photograph ‘Beauty Ensnared’ accepted for the prestigious Royal Photographic Society International Projected Image Exhibition, I have again entered four images into the General Digital category in the hope of getting one accepted for the show. The exhibition[......]

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Balloons Ancient and Modern

Balloons Ancient and Modern

Painting by artist Phlegm in abandoned building in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Viveca Koh)

Had lunch with my Mum today, and she showed me her recently compiled album of vintage postcards, all of which were from the Isle of Man.  Imagine my surprise and delight when I came across the one below, of two Victorian ladies posing in a resigned but not altogether grumpy fashion in a fabulous[......]

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Phlegm in Sheffield


Painting by artist Phlegm in abandoned building in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Viveca Koh)

More work from the wonderfully imaginative Phlegm, all shot in the same abandoned building in Sheffield, a rotting hulk with lethal floors and bare-boned ceilings, looking as if they would shed metal and tiles on our heads at any moment.  I have used various filters and textures here to enhanc[......]

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