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Creating a Century of Portraits in My Living Room

27 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

For the last 12 months, I have been working on a personal photo project. The goal of this project was to recreate a portrait from every decade from the 1920s until now. Each picture would highlight the candid life of someone who was living in that era versus what they were really feeling inside. I called this project a “Century of Portraits.”
This series traces the tropes of America's decades from the Great Depression to the depression elicited by the omnipresence of and addiction to smartphones today. Every moment in time contains a story deeper than solely what is visible, which is...
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Google Photos for iOS Can Now Adjust Bokeh in Portrait Mode Photos

Google Photos for iOS Can Now Adjust Bokeh in Portrait Mode Photos

27 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Google has released an update to the Google Photos app for iOS that brings bokeh adjustment for Portrait mode photos.
The company announced the news through a Tweet yesterday.
New to iOS, adjust the background blur and change the focus of your portrait mode photo.
Just pull up a portrait photo in Google Photos, click the editing icon to get to the editing menu, then tap it one more time to edit depth and focus.
- Google Photos November 19, 2018
“Just pull up a portrait photo in Google Photos, click the editing icon to get to the editing menu, then tap it one more time to edit depth and...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Celebrating Oscar Niemeyer and His Masterworks Through a Photographic Lens

Celebrating Oscar Niemeyer and His Masterworks Through a Photographic Lens

© Danica O. Kus To honor renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer 's birthday , Slovenian photographer Danica Kus published a series of black and white photographs... Read more ...

Paint Over!

Paint Over!

8x8" original gouache painting. This second picture is of an old watercolour painting. I didn't like the charcoal lines, the lost shapes in the flowers or the boring flat red... Read more ...

"Male Torso 12" at Metro Pictures

"Male Torso 12" at Metro Pictures

My postcard sized watercolor, Male Torso 12 , will be on view at the Postcards from the Edge exhibit from January 13-15, 2017 in Chelsea. The exhibit will benefit Visual Aids... Read more ...

Dea 5

Dea 5

Here are some photos of Dea 5 installed in a collector's home in the Upper West Side, New York City. I have written about the painting previously , and it remains one of my... Read more ...

Phyllida Barlow Exhibition Walkthrough with Cecilia Alemani

Phyllida Barlow Exhibition Walkthrough with Cecilia Alemani

Phyllida Barlow's recent commission, prop, the first artwork ever installed on the Northern Spur Preserve at 16th Street on the High Line. Last Saturday Cecilia Alemani, the... Read more ...

The Shortcut: 1900

The Shortcut: 1900

UPDATE: Shorpy member keyjan's sleuthing reveals the mysterious hole to be Wooton Spring . Monroe County, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. "Riverside drive, Delaware Water Gap." The... Read more ...

Tucson Sunset

Tucson Sunset

Tortolita Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. Saturday night's sunset at the Desert Photo Retreat . Read more ...

Classes Begin January 28 at the School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing...

Classes Begin January 28 at the School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing Education

Photo credit: Svetlana Jovanovic From one-day workshops to semester-long courses, take the opportunity to immerse yourself and be inspired. If you need advice or have... Read more ...

Orange Sections in Cool Light

Orange Sections in Cool Light

"Orange Sections in Cool Light"10"x10" Oil on a RayMar Linen Panel$350 + s&h Sorry for the poor photo, this being one of many. The orange sections are a slightly cooler hue in... Read more ...

These Portraits Were Made by AI: None of These People Exist

These Portraits Were Made by AI: None of These People Exist

Check out these rather ordinary looking portraits. They're all fake. Not in the sense that they were Photoshopped, but rather they were completely generated by artificial... Read more ...