Mixing Black – Sun City Poms by Todd Antony

Often photographers and editors have a hard time choosing the black shade of black they want for an image, like painters some photographers avoid using absolute blacks due to the contrast and unrealistic feel, obviously this technique is only applied to relevant projects, some are enhanced by using absolute black. We rarely as people experience the colour black unless it’s man made, even our shadows aren’t absolute black.

Rather than simply hinting towards a colour Todd Antony completely changes his dark areas in this project Sun City Poms, when this technique is applied in the right circumstances it can make a photograph, this is one of those times making the images soft and quite flat, almost like sports cards and complimenting the bright colours.

Playing with negatives

When i was walking along Rye beach i couldn’t help but notice the shells. As a little girl my nan used to take me along the beach to collect shells to keep in a jar. So it’s kind of caught on from then. I thought the textures would work really well with the scanner, but my scanner isn’t as high res as i thought, so instead of creating detailed textured documents i started playing around with photoshop and created these interesting art pieces.

©Daisy Ware-Jarrett
©Daisy Ware-Jarrett
©Daisy Ware-Jarrett
©Daisy Ware-Jarrett
©Daisy Ware-Jarrett
©Daisy Ware-Jarrett

Section 3 – Part 1 – Types of Photographic Simulation

Define Simulation ->

-> simulated – fake: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

-> simulated – reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character; “under simulated combat conditions”
wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

-> simulate – To model, replicate, duplicate the behavior, appearance or properties of
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/simulate

So any sort of Photographic Simulation would be a way of producing photographs without simply taking an image of it. however this section of the question only concerns me in part of the question.

The book was published in 2001 so I can assume that Photoshop was the main Photographic Simulation Batchen was talking about. Photoshop was launched in 1990 . The 4.0 Package was the first version of photoshop marketed at the general public, from there on photoshop rose is popularity.

But the point i want to prove is, it wasn’t photoshop that destroyed the truth effect but rather, photography has never had a truth effect.