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Adam Fuss 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m51s
Language: english
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Adam Fuss 1

Summary:

In the second part of our interview Adam Fuss introduces more of his series and discusses their meaning.
 
In addition to the human skulls he discusses the series "In Between", which is about birds, "Invocation" (about babies in water) and the series "My Ghost", in which he treats separation and the "presence of absence". He also discusses two of his individual images: "Medusa" and the world's largest daguerreotype of the Taj Mahal.
 
Finally, he provides a very interesting insight into his current artistic ideas. We are looking forward to his future artistic output.

Architecture Workflow

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Runtime - length of the film: 21m54s
Language: english
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Summary:

In general an architecture workflow is different from a seascapes workflow. It is far more time expensive and cumbersome than a seascape workflow. Have a look at how Joel creates his minimalistic architectural images that stand out from the rest and have been imitated many times in terms of style and look and feel by others.

Iterative Selective Gradient Masking

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m06s
Language: english
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Summary:

Iterative selective gradient masking or iSGM is the same as SGM but Joel demonstrates how incredible and very smooth looking effects can be obtained by applying SGM in an iterative way.

Selective Gradient Masking

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m04s
Language: english
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Summary:

Selective Gradient Masking or SGM and iSGM are proprietary methods developed by Joel himself to merge differently treated parts of an image together in a natural way and to create subtle tonal transitions and depth in his work. While creating presence is a goal in his work, SGM is the ultimate tool to achieve that goal.

Creating Presence and Defining Edges

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m06s
Language: english
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Summary:

In this part Joel explains and demonstrates what separates his work from other work.

It’s the concept of creating presence in his images by altering tonal relationships and defining
edges that will eventually result in a subject with depth.

Finishing Touches

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m46s
Language: english
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Summary:

A final part of Joel’s workflow after the interpretation and translation to B&W is to check the image meticulously for artifacts, noise and other unwanted elements in his photo.

The goal is perfection, see how Joel takes this aspect very seriously.

Curves and Tonal Range

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m21s
Language: english
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Summary:

The curves tool is one of the tools in PS Joel uses the most to control the tonality in larger parts of a subject in his image and to ensure he covers a full tonal range. A demonstration how Joel uses this tool.

Masks and Selections

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m26s
Language: english
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Summary:

Joel Tjintjelaar is back with the next step in his black and white workflow.

A very important aspect in Joel’s workflow is the use of selections to control every aspect in his image. He demonstrates how he creates his accurate selections.