Posts Tagged ‘photo collage’

Finding a Sense of Interspace

I’m taking a couple more UCLA Extension classes this quarter — Color Methodologies and Drawing for Communications. I haven’t done too much yet that I’ve wanted to post up here, but I feel like my positive/negative space composition turned out well, so I thought I’d share it.

The idea was to create a sense of “interspace,” a balance between positive and negative space, by creating a photomontage and deciding which areas to use as positive space, and which as negative. I had a lot of trouble at first, not liking my compositions and not feeling inspired — I was also really short on time. So I turned to a past photomontage project I’d done — decoupage chairs, and decided to use them as inspiration.

Here’s what I came up with:

positive and negative space composition

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Here’s the original photo I took of the chair so you can see what I was working from.

Decoupage Chair - Photomontage

Hello New France To Go!

I’ve been meaning to work on my blog’s design for a long time and just kept putting it off. But when Evan purchased a theme for his new knowledge base site from Woo Themes, they were (and still are) having a buy one get one free deal, so I found one I liked, called Thick, and started playing around.

It’s quite different from the barely modified WordPress default theme I had for nearly a year and a half, and I’m excited about the new possibilities for showcasing more content, more photos and more updates from my social sites.

The old France to Go

The old France to Go

I am sad to see my old header go — I did love that canoe photo Evan took of me in Big Bear. You can still find it on my About Me page.

Next up will be a redesign of my portfolio site, which is much needed since I’m doing so much more work than just magazine/website writing.

Let me know what you think of the changes and if there’s anything you feel is missing. I’m not qute sure about the background yet, but I did have a lot of fun going through all those photos from my travels over the past couple of years. Look closely — there are 64 different travel shots in there.

Here’s a non-faded, larger view of the background, including me sticking my head in an alligator’s mouth, tulips in Hyde Park, listening to sounds at Haus der Musik, Communist-era statues in Budapest, the London Eye, horseback riding in Spain, the Rose Bowl (in an Orange Bowl sweatshirt), Maui’s bamboo forest, the floating gate at Miyajima, the Osaka Sky Buildling, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Temple of the Dawn in Bangkok, and me stalking an albino peacock.

Photo Collage

Let me know what you think of the new look — and what your favorite photo is in the collage.