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An online portfolio of fine art photgraphy created by Gregory E. Lang. I am in search of a gallery to showcase my work. This blog portfolio features samples from four unique bodies of photographic work.
Each image in this series is a multi-layered digital composite created from found vintage photographs that have been scanned, and original photographs taken with film and digital cameras. Images may include over a dozen layers and exceed 1G in size. They are printed on archival matte paper and may be traditionally framed or mounted on wood panels.
Each image from the "Accidental Photography" series is the result of pure chance as I walk around snapping the shutter without holding the camera to my eye. Whether in my down-held hand, hung around my neck or upside down on a monopod, my camera is pointed at random. I have no idea about composition, exposure or focus until after the day is done.
Accidental Photography eliminates the unsuspecting models’ temptation to freeze, pose or turn away. Each image is a real example of human behavior in public. We see who chats, who speaks to no one, who looks at another with envy, lust or distain, and occasionally, who’s watching you.
To create these photographs I used a digital camera with various wide angle lenses. Then, using Photoshop, each image is cropped for maximum artistic impact, exposure corrected to bring out detail in shadows, and color adjusted to achieve a final image reminiscent of Fugifilm’s Velvia look. All other aspects of the photographs are “as shot.”