Lighten Up (A New Perspective)

Lighten Up (A New Perspective)

Eight years ago I designed the above artwork titled “Lighten Up (A New Perspective)” with Pixelmator.

I had lots of creative energy my Freshmen year in college. I didn’t need a reason to create. I created for the sake of creating. Being creative made me happy. I loved creating and sharing my work on Facebook.

The above artwork was created from a random photo I took in two bathroom mirrors. I held a lightbulb just to hold something unusual.

The original photo was nothing special, but a few months later I felt artsy; I decided to deconstruct the photo by distorting its hues and blend different versions together several times. The result is what I consider to be my personal masterpiece. I’m not sure I’ll ever create something as intricate or time-consuming like this again.

Lighten Up (A New Perspective) Steps

When scrolling on a high resolution screen the light bulb shimmers. This was achived by accident. Nothing about this work was planned. I simply listened to TobyMac’s “Showstopper” song on repeat while applying random effects to the image repeatedly until I though the artwork was done.

The photo would appear in The Best of College Photography of 2010 and would serve as the logo for Paleolithic Films for several years.

 

 

About Aaron Garcia

UIW alumnus with experience in video production, photography, graphic design, web administration and online marketing.