Juror: Suzette Troche-Stapp
Exhibit will open 5/3/2011 Reception on 5/6/2011 5PM
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This is a digital world. We are surrounded, engulfed by, and reliant upon digital media. It has become a way of life and a way of seeing. As digitally manipulated images become the norm, their fantasy perspectives are becoming the new reality. Is there such a thing as truth and lies in digital art photographs, or is it all just possibility?
capacities and aptitudes for creating digital photographic art far
exceed what we had imagined. We’re tempted by new technologies – camera
phones and point and shoots, the next 80megapixel medium format digital
back, the newest apps, the latest updates - we cannot help but push the
proverbial envelope (shadow/highlight recovery, adjustment brushes, the
curves line, layer blending modes).
|There is art in successful digital imaging and manipulation. Vincent Dixon, the Wade Brothers, David LaChapelle, the collaborations of Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, and our Juror, award-winning Photoshop expert Suzette Troche-Stapp are elevating the digitally manipulated photograph to the next level. How do you use it to develop your concepts and achieve your constructs? Whether you are enhancing or altering reality, creating fantasy, retouching, compositing, constructing, how has digital informed your imaging?|
A photographer since the age of sixteen, Suzette Troche-Stapp has been working in digital imaging since its inception in the 1980's. Recognized throughout the industry, Suzette was recently named one of the "Top 40 Photoshop Experts," awarded the "Guru Award" for excellence in Photoshop by NAPP, and nominated for the "Photoshop Hall Of Fame" several years in a row. Her images are seen in national ad campaigns, editorial beauty and fashion features, and her celebrity images have been broadcast to millions on shows like "The View", "The Late Show", and "Kathy Griffin's Life on the D-List". Troche-Stapp is also a workshop facilitator and author, offering tutorials, several published articles and an award-winning book “The Glitterguru on Photoshop: from Concept to Cool.” We are so pleased to have Suzette Troche-Stapp’s digital expertise and commercial experience as Juror for “Digital Concept.Digital Construct.”
When looking at this exhibit of images I hope you will see fully thought out photographic ideas, where imaging has enhanced the artist’s story. I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful exhibit; my Jurors choice was quite easy. This artist submitted several images and I had a hard time deciding which image I would ultimately choose. Often images and ideas get heavy and bogged down when digital manipulation comes into play, but this artist was singled out because of the delicate use of pixels…The quality of the work was exceptional and deserved to be highlighted as my Jurors Choice.
Suzette Troche Stapp aka “the glitterguru”
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