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Shoshanna Moser | profile | all galleries >> Digitalnuts "Before-And-After" Gallery tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Digitalnuts "Before-And-After" Gallery

Since the early 1970s, working with a wide assortment of darkroom and post-darkroom techniques and tools that included paper negatives, charcoal rubs, pumice stone, boric acid, photo oils, negative bleach, and watercolors, I've been taking photographs beyond their original state and transforming them into various forms of art. In the early 1990s I embraced the rapidly evolving world of digital imaging, and across the span of the nearly two decades that have passed since that time the creative possibilities made available by both software and hardware have continued to expand and develop to an almost unimaginably impressive degree-- the invitation to create, to explore, and to experiment is unhindered by the costs and demands of traditional tools, ever in need of replacement or replenishment, and unlimited by either the need to commit a developing image to one direction or another or the fear of ruining what already exists by taking it one step too far. In digital painting, one can move forward, backward, and even sideways, with a hundred or more variations saved-- and sometimes returned to-- along the way.

Over the course of this 35+ year artistic journey, the one constant is that I've chosen to work only on my own photographs, having neither the interest nor the reason to bother with those of anyone else. This remains largely true today-- at least 99% of the time-- but because of the Yahoo-based email list Digitalnuts, in which individuals of widely assorted skill levels bring their own vision and interpretation to a group of specific (usually stock) images freshly supplied each week, I've found that it can be both relaxing and amusing to play with an image previously unknown to me. (The Digitalnuts PBase page can be found here: http://www.pbase.com/digitalnuts

So, for something a little different, here is a gallery of images I've done in the Digitalnuts group, showing both the BEFORE-- the original photo, as it was provided to us-- and the AFTER-- the final image as I interpreted it. Although this is not something for which I have much time, and I'll only work on a photo that piques my interest, images will be added as they are completed.

Again, let me emphasize, I did not-- repeat, I DID NOT!-- take the "Before" photos which, for the most part, I consider to be boring, bland, and in most cases very, very bad.

That said, enjoy!

BEFORE - Child
BEFORE - Child
AFTER:  Age Of Innocence
AFTER: Age Of Innocence
BEFORE:  Gray Cat
BEFORE: Gray Cat
AFTER:  Le Chat Gris
AFTER: Le Chat Gris
BEFORE:  Cheap
BEFORE: Cheap
AFTER:  Golden
AFTER: Golden
BEFORE:  Melting Snow
BEFORE: Melting Snow
AFTER:  Winter Contentment
AFTER: Winter Contentment
BEFORE:  Stockholm
BEFORE: Stockholm
AFTER:  Tribute To Vincent - Stockholm Starry Night
AFTER: Tribute To Vincent - Stockholm Starry Night
BEFORE:  Playing Dress Up
BEFORE: Playing Dress Up
AFTER:  All Dressed Up And Ready To Grow!
AFTER: All Dressed Up And Ready To Grow!
BEFORE:  Quietude
BEFORE: Quietude
AFTER:  The Colors Of Happiness
AFTER: The Colors Of Happiness
BEFORE:   Fisherman
BEFORE: Fisherman
AFTER:  The Old Man And The Sea
AFTER: The Old Man And The Sea
BEFORE:  Chicken
BEFORE: Chicken
AFTER:  Greeting-The-Day
AFTER: Greeting-The-Day
BEFORE:  Winter Trail
BEFORE: Winter Trail
AFTER:  Stillness At Twilight
AFTER: Stillness At Twilight
BEFORE:  Sailing
BEFORE: Sailing
AFTER:  Home Is The Sailor...
AFTER: Home Is The Sailor...
BEFORE:  Pale Rose
BEFORE: Pale Rose
AFTER:  The Colors of Summer
AFTER: The Colors of Summer
BEFORE:  Cityscape
BEFORE: Cityscape
AFTER:  Of Man And Nature
AFTER: Of Man And Nature
BEFORE:  Raw Image:  Woman
BEFORE: Raw Image: Woman
AFTER:  The Magic Of Mythology
AFTER: The Magic Of Mythology
BEFORE:  Raw Image:  Three-Women- (Separate Pictures)
BEFORE: Raw Image: Three-Women- (Separate Pictures)
AFTER:  The Weird Sisters
AFTER: "The Weird Sisters"
BEFORE:  Boy
BEFORE: Boy
AFTER:   I'll Have To Check My Schedule...
AFTER: "I'll Have To Check My Schedule..."
BEFORE:  Bandon Beach
BEFORE: Bandon Beach
AFTER:  Winter At Bandon Beach
AFTER: Winter At Bandon Beach
BEFORE:  Store Front
BEFORE: Store Front
AFTER:  Open For Business
AFTER: Open For Business
BEFORE:  Flowers
BEFORE: Flowers
AFTER:  In The Garden
AFTER: In The Garden
BEFORE:  Boat
BEFORE: Boat
AFTER:  Between The Water And The Sky
AFTER: Between The Water And The Sky
BEFORE:  Musicians
BEFORE: Musicians
AFTER:  The Colors Of Music
AFTER: The Colors Of Music
BEFORE:  Coffee And Doughnut
BEFORE: Coffee And Doughnut
AFTER:  Fractured Morning
AFTER: Fractured Morning
BEFORE:  Museum of Contemporary Art
BEFORE: Museum of Contemporary Art
AFTER:  In The Eye Of The Beholder
AFTER: In The Eye Of The Beholder
BEFORE:  Cat
BEFORE: Cat
AFTER:  ...Make My Day
AFTER: ...Make My Day
BEFORE:  Child
BEFORE: Child
AFTER:  Hope
AFTER: Hope
BEFORE:  Lost
BEFORE: Lost
AFTER:  Seeking More
AFTER: Seeking More
BEFORE:  Little Girl
BEFORE: Little Girl
AFTER:  Discovering Wonderland
AFTER: Discovering Wonderland
BEFORE: Quick Get -Together
BEFORE: Quick Get -Together
AFTER:  Ladies Of Ashville
AFTER: Ladies Of Ashville