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Friendly Fish Abstract Macro Glass Photograph
by Omaste Witkowski
One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time. ~Hermann Hesse
I see friendly red, green and blue fish swimming peacefully in an abstract environment. It is interesting to me that the RGB is here in this picture. It is a photograph and I am so very fascinated by Macro photography. Finding the smallest of images and magnifying them so that you can see just what is hiding out of view. I spent hundreds of hours, actually 6 months, with a full studio set up to take Macro photographs. In the end I found over 20,000 unique images to play with. I was obsessed and in love. All this beautiful color and shape hiding in plain sight.......
This picture was part of a commissioned series created for a local Hotel. I was asked to produce 10-15 prints for Suites on the property and I ended up creating closer to 20 :-) I offered the excess to a local gallery and this one was one of the pieces chosen by the gallery curator.
This painting started out as a picture of handblown glass created by Garth Mudge of Glassworks in Winthrop Wa. Glassworks is located downtown in the beautiful Methow Valley in Okanogan County.
It was taken with a Macro lens and is a very small section of the overall object. I am exploring hand blown glass at a macro level in the hopes of creating fine art from very small pieces of glass.
All of the colors and shapes are created from hot glass. None of these images are created from anything other than hand blown glass objects. I am removing visible specks of dust in Photoshop to present a cleaner look but the overall image is exactly what I am seeing through my camera lens.
The colors are vivid and alive due to the way that I am illuminating the glass art as I am taking the picture. In a way I am photographing the light as it passes through the object. Creating art from light or art from glass art? Either way I see creating art from life and from existing art.
December 13th, 2012
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