For this blog post I decided to respond to a digital art related article that deals with my two main interest with the emergence of my focus for my major, photography, with the main topic of this class which is digital art. After some research I choose to look into the career of European artist Daniel Sannwald, a self-described “applied artist” who works with merging things like old school photography with new aged technology in order to create an interesting and unique art style. I find his work incredibly interesting, but it is exactly the kind of work that I want to be doing. He uses both film camera technology and finds a way to merge it with adobe products in order to create this sort of hyper realistic and almost sci-fi like images that I find to be very dynamic and telling within one image.
I thought it was interesting that he described his aesthetic as “Tech Noir”, because it really is that. It has this air of mystery that he manipulates in with technology manipulations in order to make more dynamic and original. The way he combines multiple forms of storytelling, like taking photos on flip phones or drawing on a print with sharpies or even adobe manipulations, really works in order to create an original composition. I’ve never seen work like his before, and it interesting that his aesthetic touches everything he makes. No matter what he makes he seems to be himself through all of it.