I create images that please me. Sometimes, I create whimsical images; other times, I simply aim for beauty – often with flowers or landscapes; still other times, I try to convey an interesting sense of people, places or things. Welcome to my world and I hope you enjoy the scenery.
In 2003, I switched from film to digital photography. That inevitably led me to digital darkroom software. (Image processing software is so much more pleasant than wet darkrooms were.) Initially, I created panoramas and composite images – digital collages. Juxtaposing the enormous and the tiny tickles my sense of irony – as in the photosurrealistic “inFernal Galaxy.” I also create images that appear to jump out of the frame at the viewer – as in “Rainy Tulip” where the flower achieves more immediacy by jumping out of the background.
More recently, I have become interested transforming my photographs into digital paintings and abstract works. Using a digitizing pen and tablet and/or software filters, I often create images that appear to have been painted using one or more traditional methods. Sometimes, I create hybrid images – leaving parts of an image with the sharp detail of a photograph and apply painterly effects to other parts of the image.
Over the years, my favorite subjects have included landscapes and flowers. I also create wide panoramas of both natural and urban settings. More recently, I’ve been doing candid portraiture – especially while traveling like the "Tanzanian Children."
All of the pictures on this site, and others that are not posted, are for sale. I limit the number of any picture that I print. Moreover, I make prints as they are ordered stop when the maximum is reached.
All pictures are printed with archival, pigment-based inks on acid-free media on textured or smooth papers or specially treated canvas. The media/ink combinations I use are rated by Wilhelm Imaging Research as fade-resistant for 100 years or more when properly cared for. I don't like the term, but this is considered "giclee" printing – which just means high quality ink jet printing using archival materials.
Prior to 2012, I printed on media that is 13" in the narrowest dimension, but as of early 2012, I have begun printing many things on 17" wide media.
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All pictures are ©David Kessler and All Rights Reserved.