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Gallery Of The Lost 12 by RichardMaier Gallery Of The Lost 12 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 4 0 The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 219 by RichardMaier The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 219 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 2 0 The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 217 by RichardMaier The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 217 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 3 0 Gallery Of The Lost 4 by RichardMaier Gallery Of The Lost 4 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 3 0 Gallery Of The Lost 3 by RichardMaier Gallery Of The Lost 3 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 3 0 The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 215 by RichardMaier The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 215 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 3 0 Gallery Of The Lost 2 by RichardMaier Gallery Of The Lost 2 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 5 0 Gallery Of The Lost 1 by RichardMaier Gallery Of The Lost 1 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 1 0 The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 214 by RichardMaier The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 214 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 4 0 The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 213 by RichardMaier The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 213 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 2 0 The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 211 by RichardMaier The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 211 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 3 3 The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 210 by RichardMaier The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 210 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 5 0 The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 209 by RichardMaier The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 209 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 2 0 Dissolution 21 by RichardMaier Dissolution 21 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 2 0 Dissolution 19 by RichardMaier Dissolution 19 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 3 2 Dissolution 18 by RichardMaier Dissolution 18 :iconrichardmaier:RichardMaier 3 0

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Gallery Of The Lost 12
The animals, plants, and places collected in “The Gallery Of The Lost” are a fairly disparate bunch, so it’s hard to see in what sense they are “lost”. Perhaps some of the plants and animals have gone extinct. Maybe some of these places no longer exist. Or possibly it’s just that all moments are ephemeral, and moments exactly like those depicted will never come again.

“Gallery Of The Lost 12” uses an image from deviantART photographer halfhandau altered with the Filter Forge filter “Tinto Lookslike” by "Dark Rayden":www.filterforge.com/filters/12…. The resulting image was given additional manipulation in Photoshop.

Dedicated to my friend "Brad Hitz":bradhitz.com, an accomplished practitioner of wet plate photography.
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The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 219
“Color Plate 219” combines a photograph from deviantART member FrankAndCarySTOCK with a painting created by my father, Gus Maier.

"The Atlas Of Dreams" is an ongoing project begun in 1999. Each ‘plate’ is composed of several different images layered to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Tangled white borders bleed into centers. Source images may include - though aren’t limited to: period engravings, filtered stock photos, ArtMatic renders, NASA images, and the paintings of my father, Gus Maier. Keep an eye out for stray creatures poking and prodding at the fourth wall, and remember to bookmark your place before you close the Atlas for the night...
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The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 217

This plate seems to be showing you a cataclysmic explosion in the sky. It makes you think of the Tunguska Event, in which a comet or meteor exploded in mid-air before it could hit the ground, flattening trees in a circle in all directions below. As you examine the plate, it occurs to you that the Atlas tends to show a lot of these pivotal moments…

“Color Plate 217” combines a photograph from deviantART member EveLivesey with a painting created by my father, Gus Maier.

“The Atlas Of Dreams” is an ongoing project begun in 1999. Each ‘plate’ is composed of several different images layered to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Tangled white borders bleed into centers. Source images may include – though aren’t limited to: period engravings, filtered stock photos, ArtMatic renders, NASA images, and the paintings of my father, Gus Maier. Keep an eye out for stray creatures poking and prodding at the fourth wall, and remember to bookmark your place before you close the Atlas for the night…

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Gallery Of The Lost 4
The animals, plants, and places collected in “The Gallery Of The Lost” are a fairly disparate bunch, so it’s hard to see in what sense they are “lost”. Perhaps some of the plants and animals have gone extinct. Maybe some of these places no longer exist. Or possibly it’s just that all moments are ephemeral, and moments exactly like those depicted will never come again.

“Gallery Of The Lost 4” uses an image from deviantART photographer Alegion-stock altered with the Filter Forge filter "Tinto Lookslike” by Dark Rayden. The resulting image was given additional manipulation in Photoshop.

Dedicated to my friend Brad Hitz, an accomplished practitioner of wet plate photography.
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Gallery Of The Lost 3

The animals, plants, and places collected in “The Gallery Of The Lost” are a fairly disparate bunch, so it’s hard to see in what sense they are “lost”. Perhaps some of the plants and animals have gone extinct. Maybe some of these places no longer exist. Or possibly it’s just that all moments are ephemeral, and moments exactly like those depicted will never come again.

“Gallery Of The Lost 3” uses an image from deviantART photographer Merlinator-Stock altered with the Filter Forge filter “Tinto Lookslike” by Dark Rayden. The resulting image was given additional manipulation in Photoshop.


Dedicated to my friend Brad Hitz, an accomplished practitioner of wet plate photography.

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RichardMaier
Richard Maier
Artist
United States
A southern California native, Richard Maier took his first photography job at age 16 printing snapshots of Micky Mouse for discerning tourists at a one hour photo near Disneyland.

He studied at the University of California at Riverside where his technical skills were eagerly employed by the faculty for their personal work (technical skills being absent on the fine art curriculum). The California Museum of Photography also hired Richard to print from their treasure trove of historical negatives (He has the dubious distinction of being one of the few people on the planet to know how to correctly print from a Uranium toned glass negative). He graduated with a studio arts major with an emphasis on photography and traditional printmaking, and more knowlegde of Post-Structuralism than any one person should have to bear.

Moving to Los Angeles, he was frustrated in his attempts to install a printmaking studio in his apartment by zoning laws which forbid having carboys of nitric acid in residential areas. Seeking other avenues of artistic expression, Richard purchased his first Mac, reasoning that anything so expensive must be useful for something. While he struggled to get “Art” out of that poor beige box, he paid his bills by working as color printer at a professional photo lab.

When a position opened up for a retoucher, he jumped at the chance to sit on his butt all day and make pretty girls prettier. Unfortunately, several years of this left Richard with an acute allergic reaction to women’s magazines. At his worst point, having to thumb through a copy of “Elle” would make him break out in a cold sweat, and “W” could necessitate a trip to the emergency room.

Determined that a change was needed, Richard took a gig with a documentary photographer who forbid him to retouch any of her pictures, but needed help dealing with the vast quantities of data spewing from her new digital camera. On his off days, he works with his esteemed freelance clients. On his off-off days he creates art, having finally learned the secret of how to menace a Mac with a hammer to get the good stuff out of it.

Current Residence: Los Angeles
Favourite genre of music: WTF!
Operating System: Mac OS X
Shell of choice: Sea
Wallpaper of choice: Victorian (with mermaids, please)
Skin of choice: His own.
Favourite cartoon character: The Roadrunner
Personal Quote: "No, I don't think so".
Interests
Calling all L.A. deviants!:

I'll be showing some new work in a couple weeks at the next L.A. Pancakes & Booze Art Show - July 27th & 28th (Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 1am). If you're in town, come see tons of new artwork by me and dozens of other artists, live music and DJ sets, drinks, and FREE pancakes! It's only $5 too! Location is Lot 613 in Downtown L.A.'s Arts District at 613 Imperial St. Los Angeles, CA There's lots of free street parking and a paid parking lot next to the event. Come on over and have a few pancakes! I'll be there both nights and I'd love to meet some local deviants!

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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the watch :heart:
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lucid-light Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello Richard, :wave:

thank you for adding my artwork to your Favourites!

Unconditional by lucid-light

Feel free to check out my gallery or my facebook page. If you like my artworks, you may also be interested in my fractal art jewelry that can be found in this Etsy shop ;)

Have a great day! :tribute:
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LLukeBE Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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your work has been featured in the Prickly Pleasures Group weekly Journal ----> Link :iconnobubunoglompplz: :sun:
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RichardMaier Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Thanks so much for featuring my work! :woohoo:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You´re welcome ;) :D
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Murmele Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
:iconfavthanksemotiplz:   Thank you so much for the faves ~
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!:iconflowerheartplz:
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MadGardens Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Fave :D
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thanks so much for :+devwatch: ... :kiss:..:hug:..:wave:
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PawelMatys Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for faving my work! I really appreciate it! :D
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worksteady Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Cheers Richard for the favourites :D
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
:w00t: BIG thanks for the :+fav: on WaterDrop Shroom and The Space Sucker :iconthrilledplz:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Thank You very much for the :+fav: and :+devwatch:! :hug:
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hearthy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Thank you so much.
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