One of my few New Year’s resolutions for 2012 was to start spending more time on artwork in Photoshop, and get back to some of the collage styled imagery I used to really enjoy making years ago. These days Photoshop gets relegated mostly to photo editing and website design for a few projects, and I was ready to have a bit more fun just seeing where I could take my creativity with no real goal in mind. I came up with the plan to set a timer for 30 minutes, and see what I could come up with in that time, allowing five minutes at the end to finalize any last updates I was making. I did this once in January… not the best start on this goal.
So, imagine my excitement when Seth Hardie wrote a post recently on iso50 about inspiration and creativity with iPhone imagery apps that included just the right amount of examples to make me think I could take accomplish this project using my phone and some new apps. I’ve been an Instagram user for more than a year and have enjoyed it quite a bit. Reading his post and reviewing some of the photo apps out there a few weeks ago instantly made me realize I was not only missing out on a new way to be creative, but also the ability to do so anywhere I was with my phone using the photos I’ve already taken and continue to take daily.
Geometric patterns and collage artwork have long been big interests of mine and I’m thrilled to have these tools at my fingertips. In the gallery below you’ll find all the images I’ve posted to Instragram and Flickr in the past few weeks and it will continue to be updated as new ones are added.