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Light Painting: 12.57.59

Light Painting:  12.57.59
This work uses photography much as an abstract painter would use a paintbrush. Color, shape, and movement are generated photographically and blended digitally. Where a painter might use a variety of brushes and paints to layer the canvas with texture and color, I intentionally move and jerk the camera, capturing frames filled with movement and light.

Augustine: 3.16.02

Augustine:  3.16.02
This work uses photography much as an abstract painter would use a paintbrush. Color, shape, and movement are generated photographically and blended digitally. Where a painter might use a variety of brushes and paints to layer the canvas with texture and color, I intentionally move and jerk the camera, capturing frames filled with movement and light.

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“On the Edge” about the purity of line. The words inside the book can take us to fantastical places, teach us new things, and make us laugh and cry. This series digitally captures the book from another angle, the edge. What does it tell us?

Multiply, in Parts (Video)

Multiply, in Parts
Multiplication tables and art don’t necessarily seem to go together. However, the relationship, rhythm, and patterns found in math are artistic at their core. "Four Times in Cmaj" explores the 4 times table, in abstraction, over time.

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About Julie

Julie Simon's work often crosses traditional boundaries. Her most recent work uses photography much as an abstract painter would use a paintbrush. Color, shape, and movement are generated photographically and blended digitally. Where a painter might use a variety of brushes and paints to layer the canvas with texture and color, she intentionally moves and jerks the camera, capturing frames filled with movement and light. Over the past 30 years, her film/video and photographic works have been exhibited... more

Light Painting

Light Painting is an exploration of the interplay between photographic shape, light, texture, and the computer. These images represent my initial exploration with the "painting with photography" technique. My initial goal was to create my own visual language which would be left to the viewer to interpret.

Mosaics

Inspired by Antoni Gaudi­'s mosaics that I saw while on vacation in Barcelona, Spain, I used his textures to create these layered photographs. Upon returning to Baltimore, I searched out additional mosaics I could photograph and manipulate in similar ways. I found beautiful examples at the American Visionary Arts Museum, the Antioch collection at the BMA, and on the art cars at Artscape.

On the Edge

“On the Edge” about the purity of line. The words inside the book can take us to fantastical places, teach us new things, and make us laugh and cry. This series digitally captures the book from another angle, the edge. What does it tell us?

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Abstractions I

This series of photographs blends three (or more) distinct layers: an abstraction, water, and blurred light streaks. Sometimes one layer is more prominate. The blending, or montage, is what makes the image whole. My objective is to "paint" with photography. In a sense, this body of work is a throwback to some of the spontaneous creation ideas of the American Abstract Expressionist painters of the mid-20th century with a 21st century digital spin.

Abstractions II

This series of photographs blends three (or more) distinct layers: an abstraction, water, and blurred light streaks. Sometimes one layer is more prominate. The blending, or montage, is what makes the image whole. My objective is to "paint" with photography. In a sense, this body of work is a throwback to some of the spontaneous creation ideas of the American Abstract Expressionist painters of the mid-20th century with a 21st century digital spin.

Experimental Video

My video work stems from the same principles as my photography. I use the camera like a painter would, moving it, capturing light and shape. I take those layers, combine them, adding and subtracting, and blending. Then edit pieces of them in a rhythmic pattern.

  • Multiply, in Parts - Act II: Four Times in Cmaj

    Multiplication tables and art don’t necessarily seem to go together. However, the relationship, rhythm, and patterns found in math are artistic at their core. "Four Times in Cmaj" explores the 4 times table, in abstraction, over time.
  • Two Times in Dm

    Multiplication tables and art don’t necessarily seem to go together. However, the relationship, rhythm, and patterns found in math are artistic at their core. “Two Times in Dm” explores the 2 times table, in abstraction, over time.

Virtual Reality Video

Recently, I've been applying the stylistic elements I've used in both photography and video to Virtual Reality. Meridan:360 is a 360/180 exploration of the seasons. Must be viewed with a phone/tablet in the Vimeo app. https://vimeo.com/226011235

  • Meridian:360

    A VR 360/180 experimental look at the seasons. Must use a phone or tablet to view.
  • Meridian:360

    A VR 360/180 experimental look at the seasons. Must use a phone or tablet to view.

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