ABOVE WATER Blue Cypress Park | Jacksonville, FL. January 28, 2013 | 8:11am
The sun was making its way over the horizon. I noticed how the light touched the water. I wanted to increase the beauty of the effect. The water transformed into something strange, mysterious. My imagination takes over. I know what it is in reality: the base of a pier in the St. John’s River. But now, it has a story to tell.
I have a particular joy in transporting the viewer into what seems to be an alternate dimension of Earth. Meaning, I take something that we see everyday and try to present in a way that a person may question what it is they’re looking at. Or, at the very least, enhance the scene so it looks better than it would in reality.
This photograph is more of an enhancement. Can you tell what it is? :)
After a while, certain parts of life can become boring because we’ve seen it a thousand times. I was walking home Monday night and needed to go underneath an interstate overpass. I noticed the roof, how the beams were angled, the auburn color of the lights. I figured with a little touching up it could be a good art piece.
In actuality, this bridge needs work. A good scrub could suffice. But if you darken the shadows, slightly increase the highlights, and boost the clarity to enhance the detail…I like it. :) I like the texture of the concrete, the color tone, how the shot is composed overall. It’s kind of mysterious. Slightly abstract. It has “personality.”
Since I haven’t shown a new piece of art in a while, I forgot how nervous I get when it’s unveiled to the public for the first time. All of these photos are like my babies. I wonder if I chose the best variation of this shot. I wonder if people will see it as art. I guess, at the end of the day, if I honestly think it’s good, then I’ll be comfortable putting my name on it.
Blessings. Eric Christopher Jackson
ALLURE Presented by RAW Artists: Las Vegas.
BOOTH VIEW This will be my view at the event. My six-foot wide, six-foot high booth space faces the bar. My back will be to the stage with another artist setup behind me. A divider will be between all of us so our space is not distracted by anyone else’s.
As stated before, my role is to sell 20 tickets by Thursday, August 7th to cover the cost of my booth space. So, unfortunately, I will bug you, happy readers, and many others about helping me accomplish this task. Next, I’ll plan out how the booth will look and how much it will cost to set everything up.
January 18, 2013: 5:17pm (EST) The St. John’s River runs through Jacksonville, Florida. At certain sections are piers and walkways. I found one of these sections near a park. The sun was on the way down. The sky began to change color from the usual cyan to this soft, yellow-orange. The wind blew through the tall grass, the ripples on the river followed this momentum.
I wanted to capture all of this at once. I hope the image gives viewers a good feel for what this place is like.