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iPhoneography, Face the Wind by nimra iPhoneography, Face the Wind by nimra
For the last year I have been experimenting with photography, not just any photography but with an iPhone (iPhoneography). I have not shown this on my DA site for a few reasons, one it’s very experimental and not really part of my artistic endeavors. Two, I don’t want anyone to think that this experiment will take away form what I want to do and that’s to draw better and continue to grow conceptually. Three, its nice do distance myself under a guise and not get the, “I like your drawing much better” comments or worse “I like these photos better than your drawings”. That would have disturbed the flow of this year long experiment.

My vision was to take a photo every day for a year with the iPhone some are heavily manipulated on my iPad with apps other’s not at all. Some came out great while others where a total disaster but all where a learning experience. Most are about composition in everyday things I saw, and how to affect the mood. It was the best year I have had in a long time as an artist as far as "experimentation" goes.

Most of these photos hold to my “artistic language” some have been transformed into encaustic (bees wax) and will be shown with my drawing, but framing a photo and calling it my art will probably never happen. I have to be more physically involved and reinvent them, I might draw some but even that is a long shot. IPhoneography is still more about the nucleus of an idea then a completed and executed art form at least at this stage. I do NOT want it to take away from my time at the drawing board.

Matter of fact I’m going to keep on doing this for a 1000 days but this is the only time I will feature one of these as Nimra, I still want to keep them a separate identity. If you are interested in seeing these works, please take a few minutes and check them out comment if you like and I hope they are of some interest. My alias is Gerald-Bostock and here is the link.


As always thanks for looking, I have started a new drawing I might place it as a wip I haven’t done that in a while.

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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haven't I seen this one @ your other account?!
nimra Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it there and where have you been? thought maybe you where hiding in one of your windmills
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I heard that tornado warning near your place... so I freaked and thought to take a hike in the windmill. I figured...the tornado could blow the windmill like a helicopter, then I could fly instead of walking that endless stairs to Petrus.

And how have you been? Except smashing a lightbulb again...if you keep that up you might run out of good ideas :D.
nimra Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
as long as i dont run out of light-bulbs the ideas will keep coming Mike. Im working on one more double eye for a show, and then that series will be behind me, well never say never but ive explored it enough. I have a new series i've started based on some of my iPhotography started a new large tree piece and working on two different small drawings. So im going nuts with it all, miss talking agreeing arguing with you my fried hope all is fine with you and your family
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry, you don't bore me with it :D, on the contrary, though I have to find some proper time to view your new work. But I'm 2500 devs behind, so I might be a little slow. I'm not much on DA lately, except the few minutes I respond.

Great to hear you have so much projects and I'm of course curious to see them. There is a lot happening both good and bad. My family is all fine, with Mike more or less... I don't know. I'd like to tell you the whole part, but to tell you the truth I don't want to bother you either with a long story on which you don't really have a message for. I'm a little scared of repeatability ;).

Well you've made me smile you say you miss the conversations. I do too to be honest.
inormal Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
how very beautiful......
nimra Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) THX!
inormal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Musso Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Being a visual being means, that you notice things around you, compositions, stories and colours.
One media would ever suffice. Your still a visual being when your paper pencils are at home, or taking a break.

I applaud you for using your gift where ever you can, and for sharing :-)
nimra Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you that means a lot!
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