Dark places in the forest hide many mysteries.
Molds explode overnight, first hidden under a bed of leaves but then suddenly exposed to the eye.
Deeper in the forest the stump of an old oak feeds the fungi to grow into their fantastic shapes.
The early morning sun floats over fields where fungi, flowers and edible plants come to life.
A variety of species all different in shape and color and mostly grown from a single seed, planted by hand or carried by the wind.
Below the wild waves of the sea lies a world unknown.
Aporrhais, Balanus, Pteropurpura and many other varieties can only show their beautiful shapes and colors below the surface.
Exposed to air and daylight their beauty will soon be gone.
In the early eighties I started to work on one of the first available consumer computers. Later, after the first digital camera hit the market I realized, being a professional photographer, the potential of these new devices.
Since the image quality of those early cameras was still far below professional level, embedding the digital revolution in my professional career began by scanning my prints with a flatbed scanner and making adjustments in Photoshop.
The next step was taken when I started to scan all my developed films with a large format film scanner. 'Why bother?', you might think. The process was time consuming, the film scanner was very expensive and I already had the images on film!
But it was worth it. It was a revelation. Color correction, background adjustment, intensive retouching all with the click of a mouse.
From that point on I enjoyed trying to mix the analog process with the digital process in my professional work.
After my career I had all the time to pursue my creative curiosity.
This artwork is a result of my ongoing interest in the combination of images, devices and software. Although the whole process is digital there is still an image at the base of each work.
The artworks are printed as limited editions of 25 prints for each individual artwork.
The size of the square artworks is 140x140cm. A few artworks are larger in width.
I do not sell online and I do not hold stock. If you like a specific artwork it will be individually made for you on request.
My work is represented by Artoui.
Please use the contact form for questions about my artwork or visit Artoui.com.
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You can usually expect my reply within a day. On occasion it may take somewhat longer but you will always receive an answer.