Took a picture and worked with it in computer software on my Mac and came up with this abstract 'painting'.
This is a gallery where the squared images used in Posters are gathered. At this time, it includes squared images from Venice. Lots of pictures, but might be fun for trivets and mugs and other types of gifts where a squared image might be perfect.
I was in Venice in January 2008 and with a photographer-mentor visited a gondola repair shop on Giudecca. This image is of a workman's jacket hanging on the iconic metal prow of a gondola. The actual image is more black & white, but I played with it a bit and it looks pretty good in bluish tones but also sepia or others.
ON DESIGN ARTISTRY: When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
This is a quote from Steve Jobs in a blog comment by Mark Sigal - the whole blog post is excellent but I thought this was apropos of my own goal in my work and photography.