Pissedpoet Pics - The Blog: December 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Car Park 26

Here is another one from the Ripple Series, they were inspired by the construction of a multi level car park. The reason for going through the archives is that I have starting posting my work at Imagekind. A US based printing company who utilise state of the art technology (Epson 9800 with pigment inks) to produce a range (various sizes & supports) of high end (read gelcee) digital prints.
Images that are available from Imagekind have been updated with a link to the art work like the one below.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

White Line

This is a bit of a blast from the past. I was working on the Ripple series, of which this is an example, a couple of years ago and searching throgh the archives I came accross this piece and I thought I would share it with you.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Is the Limited Edition Print Dead?

Limited edition prints are primarily the result of a degradation of the print source, be it a silk screen, a lithograph stone or a wood cut to such an extent that a decent print can no longer be produced. After a certain number of prints the artist would decide that the representation of their ideas was not being met.

The artist would sign off on those prints that met their criteria, date them for the year of production and number them in the order they were printed. Each print was a little different from all the others with the greatest difference being between the first and last print of the series.

To a certain extent this was also true of printing from film negatives and although the number of prints being able to be pulled was greater it wasn’t infinite. And if produced by hand in the photographers darkroom there would also be slight differences between prints.

With advent of digital storage and computer printing the original artwork never comes in direct contact with the printing process. Consequently, aside from stuff ups by the printer, the same image can be reproduced a countless number of times with fidelity to its creator’s expression.

As more and more artists, working across all mediums, embrace digital storage of their creations and use those copies of their work to produce prints only prints produced by hand utilizing the old methods will need to be of a limited number. Any artist using digital technology who places a limit on the number of prints they can produce is just trying to manipulate the market with this artificially imposed barrier. When one considers the difficulty of making a living as an artist, to expect an artist who produces a popular work, that can exceed a run of 300 to 500 prints, to stop that income flow is a big ask.

That the quality and the longevity of top end digital prints exceed their hand produced counterparts is a given. The latest development in printing technology with pigment inks produce vivid colours and subtly of tones that are a match for what has gone before and if the claims of the major printer manufactures are to be believed their longevity exceeds that of their predecessors.

Where does this leave the serious collector who wants more than a mass produced artifact? Like the pre-digital artists the digital artist can check that the actual print does meet their expectations, digital printing isn’t perfect, a mismatch between the digital file and the printer interface can cause colour shifts and other strange things to happen. When the artist is satisfied they can sign off on the print by hand and date its year of production.

As with the limited edition print the collector will have a print they know has been approved by its creator and isn’t that what it is all about? That the artist may improve their income and be able to continue making their art is a win, win situation for all concerned.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Out Back Bar

If you want Aussie food and booze in Manila this is the place to go.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Second Guest Gallery at Pissedpoetpics

A second guest gallery has been added to www.pissedpoetpics.com. This gallery is by Germany photographer Nora Ness, a provacative series of reavealing self portraits.

As she says in here artist's statement "Model and photographer at the same time is an uncommon kind of art that only some people are able to manage. Narcissism, a little bit exhibitionism and some table spoons of voyeurism are the absolutely necessary attributes for the extraordinary self performance which Nora Ness only creates in front of a mirror."

I know this wont be everyone's cup of tea and if nudity offends don't go near it, but it is some cutting edge art, Helmut Newton meets Quentin Tarantino with a female aesthetic.

Follow the links to the guest galleries at www.pissedpoetpics.com and look for the mirror, mirror gallery.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New Guest Gallery at pissedpoetpics.com

French photographer Alain Bali is the latest photographer to have a guest gallery at www.pissedpoetpics.com. With a doctorate in philosophy his images are more than pretty pictures, they have a statement to make, a story to tell and with 15 years experience of working in Hollywood he tells his stories with penache.
The pic below is one of Alain's works, the rest can be seen at www.pissedpoetpics.com and follow the links to the guest galleries and to Alain's Power Play gallery.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Super Highway

Another from the new Line & Colour Gallery at www.pissepoetpics.com

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The parent web site that supports the pissedpoet pics www.pissedpoetpics.com has added a new gallery in its abstract section. Entitled Line & Colour it is collection of photographs taken in and around the Philippines where where line and colour are the dominant considerations. The two images below this post are included in this gallery along with others that have yet to grace the pages of this blog. Click on the link above to see the other works.

Saturday, December 02, 2006