This section of The Wing
Thing is about
Here at TWT, an
artistic image is a nice picture that you can stare at
for some extended length of time without getting bored.
It should complement your décor and make you think
about the content. That
content can be comforting or even a little disturbing in
some way. But,
according to the official Wing Thing style guide, it is not
meant to assault the senses or sensibilities of the viewer.
It is created by whatever means necessary, from
“pure” photography to manipulated photos to digital
conversions of hand-drawn/painted art.
And you can buy a print, if you really want to (you know you do).
The JPEGs on this site can't possibly show how fantastic the prints really look. If you want to improve your online photo viewing experience, calibrating your monitor will help. But until Internet Explorer supports colour management you may not see a true representation of our images. And that’s why you should buy one.
Here’s one last thing to think about.
Advances in digital photography, inkjet printers and image software are changing the distance equation for viewing pictures. Traditional forms of two-dimensional art (oil paintings, watercolours, etc.) were meant to be experienced from many feet away depending, obviously, on the size of the canvas or paper.
But new tools available to digital artists are now making it possible to create beauty in the up-close details. While overall composition is still critical for the creation of a picture that is compelling from ten or twenty feet away, it is now possible for artistically interpreted small details to engage the viewer from a distance of one foot. This is best experienced via the larger print sizes but still evident in an 8”x10”. Some of the more recent pictures on this site (see higher page numbers) have started to explore this great opportunity.
Tarmo Peters - The Picture Guy
Fine Art Photography
(click pic or above to see photos)