I just wanted to add a note about another blog I have on Tumblr. It’s where I post all of my favorite photos of Michael Jackson, after digitally editing them to put my creative touch on them. I love playing with photos, and I love working with photos of Michael (he is really my favorite face to play with, digitally speaking). I thought I’d post my blog links here, for anyone interested in either MJ, or digital editing. I don’t do anything profound. In fact, sometimes my editing is very subtle. And sometimes, it’s very obvious. But I tweak almost everything I post myself just because I love doing it.
Here are couple of samples from my MJ photo blog at Tumblr, to give you a sneak peak. I’ll show you the “before” and the “after” of each, so you can see what I mean (click to enlarge each to see the full versions).
Remember the Time MJ ~ BEFORE
AFTER ~ Remember the Time MJ
Come Together ~ BEFORE
AFTER ~ Come Together MJ
- MJ in the Spotlight ~ BEFORE
- AFTER ~ MJ in the Spotlight
I love black and white photography. Back in the day, I learned how to develop black and white film and black and white prints. I taught black and white film photography when I was teaching Art at the local high school as well. I just loved it. So most of my edits are in black and white. To me, black and white is more creative, and more of a challenge. I mean, think about it: if you take a picture of a person, or a sunset, or a flower, and it’s in color, it’s going to look beautiful because of the colors. But if you take (or edit) that same photo in black and white, you don’t have the colors doing the work for you. So it really challenges you to capture the beauty of something (or someone) when it’s in black and white.
Digital photography is an amazing new world for me, and I’ve been having lots of fun with it. And I love that I can combine my love for MJ with my love of photography and digital editing.
If you’d like to see more of my digitally edited photos of Michael, please click the link below to visit my photo blog.
Art Chick for MJ
I look at it as my homage to Michael…a way of keeping his legacy alive, one photo at a time. Any photos that I have edited on my blog have a watermark of my blog’s URL somewhere on the photo creation. Since Tumblr has a “reblog” feature, allowing us to reblog posts of the other Tumblr blogs we follow, I do sometimes reblog other people’s MJ photos. But when that is the case I don’t watermark the photo. So that’s how you’ll know if it’s my creation or not. And that link will take you only to the most current blog posts. If you’d like to see an archive page, which shows thumbnail images of all of my posts/photos, follow the link below.
Art Chick for MJ Archive
That link just makes it easier to view all of the images, and then you can just click on each one to view the full size images of any photos that catch your eye. I hope you’ll stop by and visit. Be sure to leave a comment if you do!