Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jim Baker (Lauren's Pick)

After working in the corporate world for over 30 years, Jim baker retired and began to devote a great deal of time to his photography. He uses a method he calls photographic designs, where he uses the computer to take his original photographs and distort them to a point of being almost unrecognizable from their original form. He considers his pieces to be modern abstract, and uses the color, texture and shape of the original object to come to the final form.

I was interested in his use of form and color, and method of creating these pieces. I like "Candy Lady" and the "Boston lights series" because of the patterns and movement that they form. Especially in Candy Lady, I think that the diagonal stripes and the curves of the woman's body create a unique effect, and his precision gives his work a very clean look. I thought that he did a good job of putting his own style and creative spin on this technique, and it was interesting to see his interepretations of the objects that are represented.

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