Karen Divine: Composite and Alternative Sketch 15
Karen Divine: Composite and Alternative Sketch 15; image courtesy the artist
Karen Divine: A Pig's Dream
Karen Divine: A Pig's Dream (from iPhone Photography 2 series); image courtesy the artist
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In addition to their fee sessions, many Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructors also give free presentations.
These are held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Sunmount Room at Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat
and Conference Center, 50 Mount Carmel Road. Call 983-1400 for more information.
March 6: Douglas Merriam, Eddie Soloway, Karen Divine, and Jennifer Spelman
March 13: David X. Tejada, Jennifer Spelman, and R. Mac Holbert
March 20: Peter Yang, Aline Smithson, and Bobbi Lane
March 27: Jay Maisel, Norman Mauskopf, Brenda Tharp, and Rick Allred
April 3: David Robin, Michael Clark, Cig Harvey, Carlan Tapp, and Bill Ellzey
Early on I decided to keep art just for me and not put it out there. I didn’t want people’s opinions, and I didn’t want to be influenced.
— Karen Divine
Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 5:00 am
Updated: 12:31 pm, Thu Apr 11, 2013.
The remarkable images produced by Karen Divine simply do not remind you of photography. Featuring odd assemblages of fantastic creatures, shapes, and colors, they look more like surrealist paintings. It is easy to picture the artist creatively constructing these oodles of oddness on nice, big canvases. But Divine does it all on the 2-by-3.5-inch display of an iPhone.
The Boulder, Colorado, resident, who has worked in photography for four decades, said her conversion to “iPhonography” was a gradual progression.
“I started using Photoshop in 2001. Then I figured out the iPhone and started adding those [photos] to the Photoshop images, and when I realized I could just composite on the phone, I completely switched.” Divine offers a free Santa Fe Photographic Workshops slide presentation on Wednesday, March 6, and teaches a fee course in Creative iPhone Photography March 6 to 9 and June 19 to 22.
Or, use your
Friday, March 1, 2013 5:00 am.
Updated: 12:31 pm.