Processing Other Peoples’ Pictures

I have been friends with Ping since about 1995 when she walked up to me and with a very happy smile said “Hello, I am Ping”. She is an artist who now lives in Scotland but is originally from China. She sent me the following images to process.

Old Man straight out of camera

Old Man straight out of camera

Old Man after processing

Old Man after processing

before

Before

After

After

Before

Before

After

After

For me the object of image making is to make an image that communicates. I don’t care what is done or not done during the process. It doesn’t matter if it is “pure” photography or if the original photograph is merely the first part of the process. What matters is whether or not the final image works.

I am always open to processing other peoples’ pictures though I have only limited time to do this. But please don’t expect miracles. If the original image was badly composed I can’t do much about that. These were great images to start with. They were not made by processing alone.

Posted in Processing, The art of image making

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