Recreating your life as poster sounds good, if you like being a poster. It's all in the IPhoto process, but you can do it with other programmes like Photoshop, and Picasa. It's all thanks to MIKE MATAS has a great idea, do your own life as a life poster, using Iphoto, or photoshop.
With just a grid pattern of photos of all you top moments, enhances the feel good factor. Pick all the brightest and best images, cut, crop, change, or delete the ones that don't make you look fantastic. Even this process of selecting and viewing your imagesof yourself at your best can have a wonderful effect, but it helps to follow through and get the print done.
However, I'm not one to run away from scissors and glue - the alternative, but by now considered old fashioned, method. I love a good cut and paste job. For years, I've been experimenting with PHOTOMONTAGE. I have large montage creations everywhere: on the back of my door, in niches, hidden away in boxes, or in front of me on the desk. Every so often I add or subtract, or paint over them. They represent toil for an image without paint on your fingers. But the life poster changed my mind. I have done others. But I never thought of doing a montage of myself. Most of the digital pictures I have only cover the digital age, the past few years. This means I have to scan all the pics from the pre digital age if I want this to reflect a true history of myself. Meanwhile, let's get started. More to come.
April 06, 2006
Life is a Life Poster
Posted by KJD
Blogger, Bikram Yogi, Hypnotherapist, Flash Fiction editor, Traveller, World citizen, Writer and Teacher and occasional artist based in the UK. Published Work includes: Fiction String of Bright Moments' in Brand Literary magazine, Issue 4, April 2009 'Doorknobs and Bodypaint Fantastic Flash Fiction, an Anthology' Pandemonium Press, 2008 (co- editor and contributor) Little Stints,’ in Gay Tavels in the Muslim World, Haworth Press, 2007, (as Des Ariel) 'Twelve Days a Week'; in Foreign Affairs, 2005, Cleis Press, (as Des Ariel) 'Shosholooza Meyl': Johannesburg to Capetown in 'Looking for Love in Faraway Places', Haworth Press, 2006 (as Des Ariel) 'Beyond Giza'; in Between the Palms Haworth Press, 2005 'Everyone's Alexandria' Harvard LG Review Review, May-June, 2002, Volume IX, No 3 'Breakfast in Bed'; Oscars Press, 1987