July was the club's fifth virtual shots for sharing. 12 members and 1 guest sent into the virtual lightbox. Each member is allowed to submit a maximum of 6 images. These have all been re-scaled for this page to maximum size of 1200 pixels (longest side). Clicking on an individual image will enlarge it for better viewing.
Geraint Ashton Jones
Six images of tomato plants. 3 of the tomatos with morning light and 3 of the leaves with evening light.
After playing with Comic Strip style images the question cropped up - how much can be removed from a photograph and yet keep the essentials of the image? Unlike the Comic Strip material, these are straight photographs, albeit severely masked and made extremely contrasty with little or no line drawing.
The following are all based on appropriated ( AKA begged, borrowed or stolen ) images re-photographed from magazines etc and are early preparations for a project I am working on. I used appropriated pics to make sure I was on the right track before victimising innocent sitters.
Gavin's image followed the illness and eventual death of his father. Some may find these powerful images disturbing so they are behind the link below.