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Robert Krischan ter Horst

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(2015)

Java Software programming: Hendrik Roman ter Horst

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The starting point of this work was my interest to what extent digital photography differs from analog. Attached to this was an question, which could be the added value of digital technology. What kind of pictures are possible through digital means?
Analog photography works with the grain to view digital photograph with pixels. Grain is always a random distribution, therefore analogue photographs for the viewer look somewhat soft, organic, or natural.

Pixels always have a predetermined size, whereby a fixed grid is created and an exchange of the pixels is possible. In my work I have charged hundreds of shots that were eventually merged into one recording. The necessary program was written specifically for this purpose by my brother (computer scientist ). In this case, the number of pixels of the image is divided by the set of shots, whereby a pixel width is defined. The picture will be filled in a corresponding width of each recording made in configurable form.

In the results of elapsed time is displayed and the viewer can watch the route of the light. The irruptive night has the look and feel of an analog image error and tells its own story of the "photo" -graphic place. Also movement can be retained, which is why the concept of "moving image" is generally permitted. By mixing all image planes also raises the question of the relationship between reality and reality construction in his photographs. In this work for me was also of great interest, if an aesthetic value could be possible by calculating the images and the calculated separation of the subject. Moreover, the question: Can I achieve a random result with digital image processing? The answer is provided by the medium itself, digital images can be made only through its clear definition of color values. The computer itself knows known only 0 or 1, so the result can never be random, even so-called "random" algorithms always follow a default. The result of these calculations may be varied and decisive influence on the number of images, which abstract shapes can be determined that compete with the "natural" image, or add it harmoniously. So new interpretation spaces of time, space and movement are opened for the viewer.




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