THE PRESS MAGAZINE

The Woven Tale Press Vol. II #10

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This Month: Chair People, The Avon Lady, Crocheted Sculptures, Designer Toys and More!

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SPECIAL FEATURES: ON WRITING

Characterization and the Car Crash

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By Ken Elkes of http://kenelkes.wordpress.com Some musings on writing. Let’s start with three examples: 1. I was in a road traffic accident the other day. I didn’t suffer any injuries, though my car may not be repairable. Unfortunately it was my birthday. 2. I had an interesting birthday. Got into a car crash on the motorway. Not a scratch on me…

ON THE ARTS

A Scrapbooking Art Recipe

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By Finnabair of http://tworzysko.blogspot.ie I’m a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, scrapbooker and art journaler who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills. My projects are mostly media-based: I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages. I started scrapbooking, and today I’ve got a scrapbook page named roughly…

ON VIDEO

Sculpture: As Mask or Caricature or Both?

Daniel Wiener recently was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. Wiener’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in both group and one-person shows, notably at Bravin/Post Lee Gallery in New York and at Acme Gallery in Los Angeles. Presently, he is affiliated with Lesley Heller workspace on the lower east side of New York City. While known primarily for his intense and viscerally arresting sculptures, Wiener also works in watercolors, 3D animation, and website design.

“Many of my recent pieces are quite small and hang from the ceiling from filament, seeming to float, perhaps like islands floating in the air. I want a lexicon of transformations. or self-transformations. The sculptures can look as if they are transforming themselves; the little ending or strange addition is a consequence of, or intrinsic to, the shape it is connected to. I think it’s impossible to think about transformations without expectations.”

– Daniel Wiener

Daniel Wiener as represented on https://mozumbo.com


 

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ON PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography: Peopling Your Travel Photos

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By Dick Jordan of http://talestoldfromtheroad.com Getting people into (or out of) a shot can present several problems that photographers, including leisure travelers snapping away with a smartphone, usually don’t encounter when taking photos of landscapes or inanimate objects. People in Motion: When people gather, whether in a big city, little village, beach, or national park, they tend to move around. As you press the shutter button on your camera, they come into “the frame” where you don’t want them to be, blocking the view of your subject. If you’re lucky, maybe only an arm, a leg, or both will appear at the edge of the photo, which you’ll later be able to crop those body parts out using photo editing software. At other times, when you want them in the shot, they’ll see your camera, and out of politeness, dart away before you can take the photo, as this woman did when I attempted to capture her standing near the trailhead to Lassen Peak. One way to deal with that problem is to find a vantage point where you’ll be able to get the shot you want, have your camera pre-focused, and wait. Wait until your wanted “models” are positioned right where you wish…