I Invent a New Photo in my Underwear
[NOTE: If you came to this page because of the word "underwear" you won't be disappointed, but please be patient and read everything.]
I am going to combine features from daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and digital photos, calling it a dagambrodigitype. I’ve coined a new word to boot, something even Shakespeare only did 1,700 times.[ 1 ]
I went into the Imaginactory[ 2 ] and cut several shapes out of clear acrylic. Next, I beat the edges with a hammer to chip things up a bit.[ 3 ] After sanding the edges with steel wool and a sanding sponge and placing random scratches on the surface I rubbed dark gray paint into the cracks and crevices, let it dry and then unrubbed it, finally scanning it into the computer. I will combine this with a stunning black and white shot by Dave and hopefully end up with a wonderful photo.
1.It has already been added it to my spell-check dictionary, which makes it official, as if John Hancock wasn’t dead and signed it.
2.Yes, it is an actual place and I should have a photo available soon.
3.Using an artistic stroke, which is more a frame of mind than a particular hammer striking technique. Additionally, there are several actions one can take to heighten artistic output, depending on how strong an effect is desired. I wear a brown beret on occasion while working (brown being the traditional color of artists) which results in a subtle creative spike. If something more pronounced is desired it is frequently helpful to remove my pants and work in my underwear, which serves to liberate the senses.