Rick Doble

Artist
Independent Artist / Author Lark Books
Beaufort NC
A photographer for over 40 years, my work with geometric digital camera pattern painting is an extension of my work that I wrote about in my book Experimental Digital Photography, Lark Books (Sterling Publishing), New York/London, 2010. I had studied the microscopic images of snowflake crystals as photographed by Wilson A. Bentley and the wonderfully varied geometric tiles at the Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain. Their patterns became the inspiration for these images.
I discovered that digital photography made this kind of geometric pattern creation work now possible with photography since the immediate feedback of the LCD monitor was essential for learning and achieving these patterns. Although I was a film photographer for decades and experimented widely, this kind of imagery was extremely difficult if not impossible due to the lack of feedback with film.
So digital camera pattern painting is a relatively new and exciting art form where there is much to be explored.
Digital Camera Pattern Painting #1: My Kitchen Door
5" X 7"
Straight Digital Photography:no computer graphics/special effects added
2009
The geometric pattern in this image was creating by moving a camera in a precise manner during a long photographic exposure of about 10 seconds. The photograph was of a crack of light coming through my kitchen door. I then turned the camera in a controlled manner to overlay the light to create a pattern. Other than adjusting contrast this is a straight photograph with no special effects added. I had studied the microscopic images of snowflake crystals as photographed by Wilson A. Bentley and the wonderfully varied geometric tiles at the Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain. Their patterns became the inspiration for these images. I created it using my own digital camera pattern painting techniques -- a new way to use digital photography.
Digital Camera Pattern Painting #2: My Kitchen Door
5" X 7"
Straight Digital Photography:no computer graphics/special effects added
2009
The geometric pattern in this image was creating by moving a camera in a precise manner during a long photographic exposure of about 10 seconds. The photograph was of a crack of light coming through my kitchen door. I then turned the camera in a controlled manner to overlay the light to create a pattern. Other than adjusting contrast this is a straight photograph with no special effects added. I had studied the microscopic images of snowflake crystals as photographed by Wilson A. Bentley and the wonderfully varied geometric tiles at the Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain. Their patterns became the inspiration for these images. I created it using my own digital camera pattern painting techniques -- a new way to use digital photography.
Digital Camera Pattern Painting #3: My Kitchen Door
5" X 7"
Straight Digital Photography:no computer graphics/special effects added
2009
The geometric pattern in this image was creating by moving a camera in a precise manner during a long photographic exposure of about 10 seconds. The photograph was of a crack of light coming through my kitchen door. I then turned the camera in a controlled manner to overlay the light to create a pattern. Other than adjusting contrast this is a straight photograph with no special effects added. I had studied the microscopic images of snowflake crystals as photographed by Wilson A. Bentley and the wonderfully varied geometric tiles at the Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain. Their patterns became the inspiration for these images.I created it using my own digital camera pattern painting techniques -- a new way to use digital photography.