Friday, January 1, 2010

maxlroze - a portrait

@maxlroze is family. She sent me a small portrait taken on a cellphone. I loved the pose and composition so I decided to make a Christmas gift of it (well Chrismukkah actually). I'd had some sucess with the new Photoshop for iPhone app, so I gave it a try for the first edit, then finished it for printing with Paint.NET

This is one version, printed as an 8 x 10
Max - the 8x10

Max is the new Promoter - Entertainment Co-Ordinator for Waltz Live Music on King St. in downtown Hamilton. She's responsible for  booking all the bands and acts. She says, "Gonna be a rockin' 2010!" and if you're a high energy up and coming band in the Golden Horseshoe, then you should definitely be connecting with her on Twitter.

There's a set on Flickr which shows the evolution of the small mobile photo to the final edited versions. The actual gift print was an 11x17 at Options in Port Credit:  Options is an example of a "Social Purpose Enterprise" that combines a social mission with a business operation – an exciting model that offers huge benefits to the community. Options Mississauga prepares people who have an intellectual disability with the skills necessary to obtain meaningful employment in the community. If you're in the GTA and use Kinkos or KwikCopy or similar service, I highly recommend Options as a socially responsible alternative for all your printing needs. Enjoy.

Oh yeah - Happy NEW YEAR, have a great one!




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