Projected Moments

Projected Moments

by John Paul

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Projected Moments by John Paul

What we call a photograph and what it has become over the last two centuries is interesting. The first photograph was a photogram, drawn with light without a camera or lens. Today a photograph can be an image of the gamma ray distribution in the Milky Way Galaxy. It can even be something drawn with a certain kind of camera without light or a lens. With synthetic images the computer is the camera and there is no light or lens.

In some instances, the new tools and materials are blurring the categorical lines of what we would historically define to be a photograph. Is it a photograph that is now displayed and viewed on a monitor rather than in print? Is it animated or does it evolve or move across the screen? Indeed, we have moved into the age where photographs are images purchased for viewing on our iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and HDTVs. They are not, necessarily, works produced to be printed and hung on a wall. We might call this new development in photography digitwork in the same spirit that Alfred Stieglitz invoked when he referred to the art of his pictorials as camerawork.

This book published by DigitWork, Projected Moments, introduces the artwork of John Paul along with some of his thinking and writing. He introduces us to current scientific thought concerning information theory and the acquisition of meaning and truth. His works, the 70 images represented here, are remarkable examples of his ideas in this book and about about creating art in the digital age.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014313124
Publisher: DigitWork
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

John Paul studied art in England at West Surrey College of Art & Design as well as Arizona State University.

At ASU he was privileged to study under the guidance of art photography historian, Bill Jay. There he had personal access to many of the legends of photography including Eugene Smith, Paul Caponigro, Minor White, and Ansel Adams.

John worked many years in Chicago as a professional photographer. He then developed a successful career in Information Technology at AT&T Bell Laboratories, studying for a Master of Science from Northwestern University and providing consultation to many Fortune 50 corporations.

Few industries have escaped the disruptive nature of digital, information technology. It has recently changed photography and given birth to an aging medium for millions of people. Along side of its arrival, John Paul re-examines some of the ideas defining photographic art.

He introduces us to current scientific thought concerning information theory, the acquisition of meaning and truth. His “photographs” are remarkable examples of his ideas about creating art in the digital age.

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Lilith_Midrashim More than 1 year ago
What an amazing and beautiful book! The images here are stunning and gorgeous - I want one! John Paul's ideas are really cool and they show in his work. "The function of art is what eschews banality and excites the imagination" Well it is about time! And thank you John Paul for making this happen! i have started an art collection on my Nook and it began with you!