The process of inverting digital photographs actually started when I was involved in working on my “Threads Project”. The amazing transformation of my digital “thread drawings” inspired me to use this process on some of photos and has indeed led to quite a body of work.
I have used the inversion process on photos taken on travels, such as to Paris. These photos resulted in a book ” The Other Side Of Paris” and “Sunlight And Shadow”, photos of the grounds of The de Young Museum in San Francisco. But I began some of the outdoor images back when I lived in the little town of Pawcatuck, Connecticut, which lies on the opposite side of a river and the Rhode Island town of Westerly. There I found a beautiful park designed by Olmstead, the same man who designed Central Park in New York City. My first printed inverted image came from these photos and are as delicate as watercolor.
But one of my favorite ongoing sites to snap photos suitable for the inversion process is, as mentioned in the last post, right outside my windows. Here are others from that vantage as well as one nearby.
The effect of the the time of day can be seen on the second version from The Patio Series. The image became nearly monochromatic as the sun slid behind the buildings. This view looks down into a small garden area between my building and my neighbor’s. The only manipulation of the photos is the inversion process which is very direct.More images related to this post can be seen in Pages and Posts on “The Threads Project”as well as those relating to the subject of inverted photographs and the books published at Blurb.com.