Uncanny

Uncanny

Challenge: Change the mood or tone of a photograph by altering the contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, exposure, etc.

When I found this challenge, I immediately thought of a photo I have of Notre Dame in Paris. I had created art in the style of Andy Warhol with this image before and love the way it turned out. I couldn’t find those images, but decided to use the same picture. I like altering this photo because it’s easy to make it look incredibly unnatural and unsettling. There are colors the sky just should not be, and when you play with that perception, is gives the audience an uneasy feeling  –Freud’s uncanny feeling.

Working off this concept, I decided to an image most people find beautiful and alter in to again, a darker, more ominous feel.

I used BeFunky for both these photos. This challenge had be really think about fragile our perceptions are in relation to our emotions. A photograph we found relaxing and carefree, can instantly become eerie and anxiety inducing.

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