Consider this the memoir/diary of my artistic and digital technical beginnings, from 2005 until 2013. You will read about what I learned, and how; the many people who influenced and affected my journey; my successes, as well as my failures.
I called it PIXelations: Pixels that excited my imagination, and made me elated to see the finished results of my creative visions.
As I state in the opening entry, my original purpose was to document what I learned, or did not learn. This would then allow me to return to these entries periodically to refresh my memory. The theory was that this would reduce the number of times I would have to relearn the lesson.
My userid on the old site was fotofinish.
The entries include the date and time stamp of when I published the entry, followed by the number of views each entry received. I have also included any comments left by my viewers and my return comments.
*** Sadly, I no longer have the many original pictures or links referenced throughout these entries.
I proceed chronologically and include multiple discussions on each page to reduce the amount of your scrolling. Also, the blogging on this site picked up in 2013 after the final transition.
We all hunger for passion in our lives. However, we need to let go of our colorless way of quantifying and qualifying our day-to-day existence. Although this seems to add a feeling of control, we tend to lose something, creating a meaningless gap. Approaching life with a sense of child-like wonder can be refreshing solution. This can rejuvenate, restore our personal meaning, even for just a short while. I discuss this in more detail on my Mission page on this site, The AfterImage Of Jerry Grasso.
You will read about all of the equipment I purchased and used. You will also read about the evolution of the various digital darkroom software packages that began and evolved, allowing me to attain my vision at the time. From early Photoshop, to the the beta of Lightroom and beyond. I was and still view myself as a “techie”, especially since back in that timeframe, I was also a computer programmer. I was not as intimidated by the use of software. Rather, I used my curiosity to temper any uneasiness.
We are all human. We make mistakes. We learn some things. We relearn some things. We go through periods of great elation with our accomplishments, as well as periods of deep depression with our failures and at times the meaningless wanderings of our creative misdirections. I have tried to correct shortcomings in my intellectual aptitude with a passionate, relentless sense of persistence.
Sorry for the “soapbox” approach. My visions will stand in silent testimony for a little while after I am gone. Please explore the date-ranged links below. I hope you enjoy my journey.
More importantly, I hope that you can find the courage and the passion to develop your own persistence to follow your creative and artistic visions and dreams.
My Original Blog
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