Friday, May 27, 2011

i have a complex....

I have issues with displaying my own work in my home - it's like there's something egotistical about it or something. I dream of the day when we have kids so we can have rad canvasses of their faces displayed all over the house - but why does it seem that I need the kid excuse to display my work?
I often find myself in coffee shops, stores - wherever, looking at the art on the walls thinking - I can do that. It's like when you were a kid and you went shopping with your mom and everything you picked out she'd say, "I can make that!" and you'd cringe at the thought.
anyway - I've been playing around with some of my photos from Paris and trying to figure out some way I could display them - of course with my complex, I've managed to distort them so maybe no one will realizing I'm showing off my own work in my house. it's ridiculous - I know. please help.

through the magic of photoshop I've created "stamped" versions of my photographs (the original is on the left)



I kind of like the clean, modern, graphic-ness (is that a word?) of the "distorted" version. but I can't decide if I like a neutral/b&w....or the funky pop of color....





I wish I could share these larger - but this will have to do. Your thoughts? color or b&w?

** see more of our paris photos here **

3 comments:

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Honestly, Shelby, your photos are incredible. I think you just have put some on the wall and force yourself to get used to them. There's nothing egotistical about it at all.

Melissa Moore said...

I can understand your thought process, but you are super talented Shelby. Love all your photos...you definitely fall on my list of inspirations in my dream of becoming a better photographer.

Shelby said...

thank you ladies ;)