citysnaps 2 (live)

Shitty snaps. Soon I will try to make an archive page for all the snaps, including those from april, but I need more photos before I work that out. Big advantage of these photos in the archive is that the snaps can be seen and downloaded in their original size. Maximal 3648 × 2736 pixels. Camera: Canon PowerShot G12. Format of these snaps is alway jpeg, quality 95%. I don’t work with other file formats, also to keep the work light-weighted, as well on my computer as on this website. In fact, most pictures are made for display on a monitor, not really to print them out – however, on a photo size 18 x 13 cm – I think it would be perfect.

Characteristic of the snaps is that they have to be good without too much retouching afterwards. Just the brightness. And preferably no buildings for example made by contemporary architects because I don’t want to interfere with their work. Further aspects are for example the weather. When sunny it does not produce the best snaps. Perferct weather conditions are dark clouds where the sun shines through here and there, and no rain, like the snaps last april. Perhaps I will start a relatively new activity: Drawings based on photo’s. I have to keep that in mind. Creatures based on forms and constructions in the real world perhaps. Or better to say modified creations of the world. I like the idea. And less figurative but more abstract, like this one. In fact the same but without the mouth and the eyes. Although with those body characteristics it is possible to give them a certain expression, without the difficulty of painting people with all aspects like proportions and scale.

citysnaps 1 (april 2019)

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