Most of us never stop to think about the “1′s and 0′s” that form the binary language behind all computer processing, just as we don’t contemplate the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies. In the same way, most every graphic we view online has a language called Postscript, which started becoming universal in the 1980′s. Postscript is the basis for which nearly every printing device is able to “deconstruct” or RIP a visual photograph into printer driver language, so that all those raster pixels can be converted onto the printed page using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black ink (or some variation).
One day I took a Jpg image, and opened the Postscript data in notepad. Surprisingly, a tiny (95k) jpg image file yielded almost 700 pages of Postscript data! In case you haven’t seen it, Postscript looks nothing like the characters of a keyboard. I was intrigued at viewing a jpg image in this way. Images and Photoshop are quite familiar to me, but viewing this version in what looked like an alien language made me want to “reconstruct” a portion of the same image, using Postscript as the subject.
This 180 degree panoramic image of the Arno River in Florence, Italy was taken without a tripod and was composited from 15 separate shots. The camera was placed on a railing and the series of shots was made as I pivoted the camera around its tripod axis (under the lens). There … [Read More...]
Behind the Lens – About Lawrence
People express their creative talents in many ways: art, music, cooking, dance, gardening. I found photography to be my perfect match over 30 years ago. I am a freelance professional photographer based in Southern California, and I travel worldwide. I have also handcrafted custom photography books and clamshell cases for creative professionals for 18 years. […]
We have over 20 years experience with wedding photography in Southern California, at a wide range of venues. Due to the specialized nature of event photography, we have devoted a separate website for this purpose. If you are a client looking for this type of photography service, we hope you'll … [Read More...]
Tokyo has more foot traffic per square inch of sidewalk than virtually any other metropolitan area I’ve ever visited. It’s astounding that 13 million residents – plus untold visitors – can transport themselves with such efficiency and purpose, even in the rain. The image above was taken during a busy afternoon commute; the horizontal lines […]