Sunday afternoon Wade and I checked out Digital Darkroom at The Annenberg Space for Photography. It was magical and inspiring. I learned so much about digital and 3D photography and the manipulation of images. These artists are fusing art with technology, blurring the lines between what is real and what can be created. There is a great video that runs every hour thats interviews some of the artists for a peek into their world and work. They also give you special glasses which allow you to see the 3D pieces at the show and at home online. If you live in the LA area, I would highly recommend this exhibit. It is running through May 28th and is FREE! If you can’t make it, you can still check out some of the pictures online.
These are a few of my favorites:
The World Above, 2011
This was my favorite piece of the entire exhibit. It just spoke to me. Brooke is definitely on my radar as a new favorite artist.
This piece is just so incredible to look at. Jerry has been manipulating images in the darkroom since the 1960’s, prior to modern computers and tools such as photoshop.
I love everything about this. Grace Jones has such a strong presence and the light beaming off of her bling bowler hat is gorgeous! The artist accentuated this effect by producing the piece as a 3D hologram.
Playing a Hiding Game, 1908
This is and image from a collection in the 3-D section. It is eerie, haunting, fascinating and and believed to capture the realm of the spirit.
I am a sucker for whimsy and this picture makes me smile from ear to ear. A kangaroo on a bouncy ball-yes please!!
Digital Darkroom was so inspiring that I signed up for a Photoshop web class taught by my friend Dariela Cruz of Mami Talks and her sister Dariana. Together they are working to provide online classes on how to use Photoshop like a pro!
Dari Design Studio offers 5 different, affordable Photoshop classes and they are generously offering my readers a 20% discount on all classes booked in the month of April with discount code: LIPSTICKLEOPARD! Get inspired!!!!