IRAN ART EXHIBITION: HEAR OUT SOME TIPS FROM AN EXPERT IN CUBISM PHOTOGRAPHY
I love cubism photography. I’m not actually a cubist, but I like the way the forms are rendered. It’s not just a way of taking photographs, but a way of creating art. I admire the artists who used it to create beautiful works of art.
By now you probably know that while the term cubism was coined to describe a style of photography, in the actual world it is used as a shorthand for a style of architecture, photography, or graphic design. By the way, most of the world’s best cubists are artists, who also use photography as their main form of expression.
It’s almost like you just find a way to do your photo.
Of course, many of the best cubists are also architects, who use photography as a way of creating their architectural ideas. The concept is that the work that is meant to be seen is the work that is being seen. I can’t help but think of the classic photograph of a man in a suit and tie on a sidewalk which was created by Pablo Picasso.
I think the concept of photography is one of the most important ones of all. I think photography is the most important art form, in terms of the history of mankind. I think a lot of the key ingredients of this art form are human creativity, hard work, and the ability to see and understand that the world around us, the real world, is the result of hundreds of years of evolution.
Cubism was a radical departure from the rigid rules of classical art. In fact, the idea that the world was constantly moving was so radical that many people dismissed it. However, it was a revolutionary idea that was accepted by most people. In fact, it was the subject of a book written by a friend of mine who is a professor at the University of Geneva, titled “The Idea of Cubism” and published in 1917.
Cubism and its artistic principles were all the rage in the early 20th century. It was a movement that many artists and photographers explored. Cubism was a style that was often associated with a movement called Impressionism. Impressionism was an art movement that was influenced by European artists such as Matisse and Rodin. It is thought Impressionism was the most important movement in 20th century art.
Cubism is a style of art that was developed in the early 20th century, when artists like Pablo Picasso and cubist artist Georges Braque, began to experiment with various shapes, forms, and colors. This style of art is often associated with 19th century painting movement called Impressionism. Cubism is a style that was often associated with a movement called Impressionism. The movement was also known as Cubism.
IRAN ART EXHIBITION: I was not a fan of cubism in the beginning, but I think it has a lot of merit. It represents a period of time where artists like Pablo Picasso and other members of the Cubist movement began to explore new and exciting ways to express and display their ideas.
The main difference between cubism and modern art is that Cubism is a style that used the power of color in the painting medium of paint. Cubism made painting abstract, removing the color from the painting and the space around it so that it could be more abstract. This was a radical change from the previous way of seeing things, and it was a change that many of the artists were not happy with.
The reasons why I like photo cubism:
1. Analyzing your own photos
Using Photoshop to create layers, to use the lasso tool, the eye dropper tool, to ‘reconstruct’ my photos helps me better analyze my composition. It helps me analyze my light, and colors in my photos.
Not only that, but I learn from my mistakes, and also what is good about my photos.
It is just fun to do — especially when you want to be creative, and don’t have the time or chance to go out and make photos.
So if you’re bored at work or on a rainy day, have a nice cup of coffee, listen to some beats (you can download some of my favorite beats for free here) and have fun.
The last thing: I think the human soul is more than our skin, our external bodies, and our faces.
I liked making a cubist version of myself– because it made me realize that my body is mortal. I will die. And my appearance is not important– it all becomes a distorted, cubist concept. Rather, I believe in my soul.
How to make your own Cubist Photos
You have to learn how to use Photoshop, which is very complicated (unfortunately).
My workflow is simple:
1. I use ‘Gaussian Blur’ to abstract the photo
2. I look at the image, use the eyedropper tool to choose the colors
3. I use the ‘Polygonal lasso tool’ to choose an area, then I fill in a certain color.
4. I keep building new layers on top of one another
5. I zoom in and make small edits at the end
IRAN ART EXHIBITION: Throughout history, painters have struggled to create the feeling and appearance of depth on the two-dimensional canvas medium. Cubism dispensed with that idea by depicting space as supported by the flatness of the canvas. A cubist work depicts the subject as viewed from several vantage points simultaneously. This is usually represented by the subject being composed of several different planes.
As photographers we struggle with the same limitations, trying to create depth by lens choice, perspective, and inclusion of foreground while also being limited to 2 dimensions. Could there be a way to use the limitations in the same way painters did and emphasize the flatness of the ‘canvas’ rather than try to make a photograph a 3 dimensional as possible? With my creative side and curiosity now fully engaged I asked myself, “Am I on the verge of inventing a new genre of photography?”
Unsurprisingly, no. There’s nothing new under the sun. A quick search revealed that, although not a very common genre, cubist photography is not a complete rarity. It was most famously pioneered by renowned painter David Hockney who experimented in the 1980s with cutting up Polaroid prints and piecing them together in what he called ‘joiners’.
IRAN ART EXHIBITION: Today as digital photographers we have more advanced technology such a Photoshop, but the process and results are essentially the same.
Further investigation revealed that there are other cubist photographers. As with any photographic genre, there are many takes on the subject. Quite a few cubist photographers create cubist portraits, but there are numerous examples of landscape, architecture, still life, etc.
A painter has the advantage of being able to paint any concept while we photographers are limited to what actually exists in front of the lens. However, this does not limit a photographer from viewing a subject from more than one perspective at a time. In fact, for most subjects, we have the opportunity to walk around and photograph from many different angles and perspectives. We can shoot any combination of wide and tight. Shoot for the broader scene and move in for detail.
My own journey began with architecture/street scenes. Buildings allow you to move around and work the scene. I usually begin a piece by making an approach shot of a building. I like to include the street and sidewalk. I then walk to either side, left and right, and shoot the approaches from there. Shooting from ground level up to about as high as I can gives me a lot of perspective to work with. I move or zoom in to add some details. Sometimes cars or pedestrians work into the scene quite well. I take a lot of shots, 40 or more so I have a lot of choices for inclusion in the final work.
It’s when I get in front of the computer that the real fun begins. In Photoshop I start by creating a blank page the size that I’d like the final piece to be. Then I open individual photographs that I think will work in the picture and size them to fit. In art, there are no rules, but I generally like to place elements about where they actually are in the live scene.
IRAN ART EXHIBITION: Photoshop gives a few advantages that painters don’t have access to, layers being the most obvious. I make a lot of use of the transform tools to change the perspective of some elements, warp them, angle them and generally bend the pixels to my will. The use of blend modes, opacity, and color toning can also give some elements a more interesting appearance or visual weight. And I have learned some mad selection skills to use only the pieces I want from each image. I frequently move layers up or down (in front of or behind) to see how the look changes. The result is a multi-layer collage sometimes as many as 80 layers in a piece.
If you are looking for another creative outlet for your photography cubism may be what you’re looking for. Be forewarned. Each piece takes several hours. This is only for the patient and those who enjoy post-processing.