Mortimer's Fine Art Nudes

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Between 1995 and 1998, I created a series of photomanipulations using Corel Photo Paint 5, making extensive use of the small plugin that I never found again in any other software platform: Julia Set fractal generator.  Life got busy and I stopped doing digital art, moving on instead to projects in music, intellectual pursuits and family life.  But I never forgot those mezmerizing days before Photoshop.  Anyway, I decided to share the work I did then in the hope of adding some beauty and goodness to this darkened world.  I wish you peace and joy.

Mort.
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yaderei's avatar
Your collection certainly is very beautiful!!!!!
mertmort's avatar
I should have thanked you. your gallery is mystical and deep. your model is lovely indeed. thanks.
M.
yaderei's avatar
Cheers mate. I am the model too LOL
mertmort's avatar
um...then...I wish I were your camera...
M>
Tahiyd's avatar
Mort,
Thanks very much for your comment. Your own work is wonderful. I visit places all over the world and imagine the spirits that inhabit them, or sometimes I photograph someone in the studio and imagine them somewhere else. It makes the world and the people in it full of magic! My style is realist, but I love the etherial quality of your work and I have been lucky enough to collaborate with a few artists who have added a gentler, softer touch to our work. A few examples of these are in the Collaborations section.
I use a free programme that I got with an Epson scanner in the late 1990s to do most of my work. I only use Photoshop to make colour corrections and get the right ICC profile for printing. (The programme is PhotoImpact 5 Bundled Edition). Using a simple programme encourages me to concentrate on the content of the picture, rather than the technical wizardry (which I can't handle anyway.) I feel that using simple technology is more in keeping with my background as a painter and scultor, where I have had to give a lot of thougt, drawing and experimentation to a piece before executing it. I know what it is like to be dazzled by technology; I did it for a few months when I started this work - zapping photos with "magic" buttons until I came up with something different...but such a process is ultimately fairly meaningless without desire, imagination and a motivation to dig deep into our psyches.
If you look at the collaboration that I did with Marc Moss,called Dream Receiver, you will see the possibilities of working long distance. Perhaps we could consider this in the future?
Regards,
Doug Ross
TheHarlequinsMask's avatar
Some very fine work there indeed! :clap:
mertmort's avatar
Coming from you, I am honoured. I did a lot of photo manipulation, and had some very beautiful models. But your work is of a higher order altogether. Wish I was that good. Thanks very much.

Mort.
TheHarlequinsMask's avatar
You're most kind, thank you!
Candy-Twist's avatar
Oh my ~ I didn't know that you are musically talented as well!!! How exciting!!! Music is yet another obsession of mine! I' don't play any instruments ~ I just LOVE MUSIC!!! :D

What types of intellectual pursuits?

Your family must be so close with you, a very Happy Family ~ so Rare & Beautiful!!! :)
ArmindaIrene's avatar
You have done a nice work.
mertmort's avatar
Thank you, my dear. You are a very lovely woman, and I am grateful that you share your beauty with the world.
ArmindaIrene's avatar
Thank you. I am very proud of posing nude for you.
froggynaan's avatar
I still have a version of Corel Photopaint with the Julia Set Explorer. It's pretty cool what you've done with it.
jjevans75's avatar
lol i had that version of corel as well. i rember going into a best buy back inlike 1995 or 1996 and standing thir holding a copy of photoshop,and corel,and the asking the @#$%ing teenager working in soft whare wich program he would recomend. " oh well Corell will be the indastry standerd" he siead... i would love to drag him out in the street and beet him to death wit my photoshop texst from cllage..but i rember the julia set well sooo cool to see images created with it,all these years later. exsalent stuff.
froggynaan's avatar
Yeah, I guess there might have been a time when Corel and Adobe were competing evenly, but Adobe definitely won that battle. Kinda like how Blu-Ray overtook Toshiba's HDDVD.
mertmort's avatar
I haven't used Corel Photopaint 5 since I did these images around 10 year ago. I actually don't think I could remember how I did half the effects. If I get back into this art form, I suppose I'll have to face the Photoshop learning curve and develop a different style. But for awhile there, that fractal generator was able to surprise me every time with the incredible effects it could produce. I had more time in those days, and less responsibility. So for now, I just repost old work and wait to become inspired again. Thanks. M.
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