I transformed a mundane photograph of a plain-tan brick-arched walkway in a church in Florence, Italy, into a bright surreal abstract work of art, by computer- digitally painting the original digital photo using very bright yellow, blue and red
colors. The result is this unusual, distinctive, artistic, surreal photo that has attention-gathering eye-appeal. It is amazing what the use of various photographic computer-programs, and some artistic knowledge, can do to enhance a simple dull snapshot, to make it into an extreme work of modern art!
I've been involved with photography since 1939, having been introduced to it at the 1939 New York City World's Fair. I began shooting, printing, enlarging photos since I was 10 years old. I started with an old Kodak box camera. I used springs, electrical contacts and rubberbands to rig up the box camera's shutter to synchronize it to a homemade flashbulb holder, so I could photograph babies and toddlers, for pay, in their homes. I saved my earnings to accumulate sufficient funds to purchased a Kodak 35mm camera outfit in 1944. I continued this "business" through high school and into college.
Immediately after graduating from college I was sworn into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Lieutenant, serving on active duty for 2...
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