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Old 01-09-2009, 10:00 AM
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Early Dragan Works

Hi guys!

Whilst researching Andrzej Dragan's technique I stumbled on these very early images:

http://patrickberlinck.multiply.com/...Andrzej_Dragan

Some of you may have seen some of these images on Photo.net before he left the site.

It really is interesting seeing some of his early work, in particular images #'s 5 and 6, which appear to be a rather crude application of the Dresser technique, in particular the painting with white on a new layer.

Also the photo of the guy with the tape measure wrapped around his head looks like an unfinished version of the image on his site, in that the match has been removed and the picture has been subject to localised burning.

It really is interesting seeing the incredible progression Andrzej has made with his work!

I just thought I'd post this as it may help decipher his work!

Cheers!

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Old 01-09-2009, 03:19 PM
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Re: Early Dragan Works

Cool.
Thats funny:-)
Nice Link

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:06 PM
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The only problem with techniques like this they become the 'fashion' then get so overdone and banal. I hope this look will wear itself out soon. I'm sick of it. LOL
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:19 PM
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Re: Early Dragan Works

Very nice. I found a movie/tut, in Polish, where Dragan went through the process of creating an image. His example was Dragan_4, the yellowish man with his hand to his chin, in the gallery linked above. I don't speak Polish, but I was pretty much able to follow his technique. No non-destructive editing here. Everything done destructively on a few layers.

As far a becoming an out of fashion trend, I agree to a point. Most of the want-to-be-Dragans wear thin and become a cliche. The real work, by the artist himself, still holds up very well in my opinion. I think much of his work is as strong as when I first viewed it. I guess that is part of the definition of Art.

Larry
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:13 AM
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Re: Early Dragan Works

"subject to localised burning" - who knows, there may be a key there.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:26 PM
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Re: Early Dragan Works

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I found a movie/tut, in Polish, where Dragan went through the process of creating an image. His example was Dragan_4, the yellowish man with his hand to his chin
If you still know where it is, can you post the video link?

Thanks,
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:39 PM
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Dirto please post the video. I to downloaded it and lost it but it never really would open on a macintosh..
Please post a link o the video.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:54 PM
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The only problem with techniques like this they become the 'fashion' then get so overdone and banal. I hope this look will wear itself out soon. I'm sick of it. LOL
I agree. It's like the use of Topaz or Lucis Pro. After a spell it becomes redundant.
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:05 PM
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Re: Early Dragan Works

Don't have the original link but have the file. I have placed it on Mediafire


http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mjbdzayodwj


Larry

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Old 01-11-2009, 05:00 AM
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Re: Early Dragan Works

Hi Larry,

Many thanks for taking the time to upload the video but after checking under "my files" i can't seem to find it.

Could you please try uploading it again, prehaps to a different web host like rapidshare etc?

Many thanks!
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