Description Graceful looking barren trees in contrast along the waterway with the full vibrant evergreen bathed in light. Red and golden prairie grass and Mesquite trees on the hills in the background.Copyright Jamie Rood 2007
Jamie Rood, Austin, Texas Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement Artistist's Statement: Artistry of Jamie Rood - Beyond the Photograph
My artwork originates from an idea or something interesting I find in our environment. I am influenced by hiking in the wilderness, ambient music, yoga & meditation and a spirit of exploration. Connecting with My Art
I hope you will ‘feel something’ while enjoying my images. It may be a fond memory, or more complex emotion. Perhaps the color and texture just speak to you. In any event, I invite you to ‘explore’ and ‘get to know’ my work. The Process
The images are photographs I’ve taken, often (but not always) multiple exposures combined into a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image with some digital magic and touchup. I also use different light than you may expect to capture the scene in a unique way.
Usually more depth waits to be discovered beyond raw, initial ‘shot’, as a beautiful as it may be. Photography & digital darkroom techniques allow me to ‘uncover the depth’ & create images ranging from realistic to surreal-looking ‘digital paintings’. It may be simply bringing out an object I saw when I took the shot or maybe something I found while editing. The process may involve combining exposures, filtering and/or painting with a palette of colors from the image - a lot of playing and exploring for sure :)
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