Here’s another before and after animated gif showing the starting photograph and the final painting. The final image is not yet available in my Sydney gallery, but I’ll download it there soon. Thanks everyone.
Hi everyone. For all those that asked me if any of my images were available as wallpaper, here’s a first installment. This one’s named Andalucia, and is available in both regular and wide format. The pixel values appear in the file name. I hope you like it. To download, simply right-click on the thumbnail and select Save link as…
Here’s a Flash animation that enables you to calculate, or demonstrate to a prospective client or your own manager or accounting department, the ROI on employee training. It’s self-explanatory and very easy to use. I hope you find it useful. To download the swf file, right-click on the link and select Save Link As… Employee Training ROI Calculator
Here’s a 15 minutes timed motivational slideshow on creativity, based on my images. I hope you like it. Let me know if it’s been of use to you. I’m always happy to hear from you. Thanks! http://www.mediafire.com/?2n4nmjyjqdw
Only two images for now, more coming eventually. The Home Sweet Home image has an interesting history. In 1977 (I know!), with my wife, I was in Spain’s Costa del Sol on something like the fourth month of an ongoing walkabout in Western Europe and I had started to miss home, friends and family. We were at a Natural Thermal Baths facility up in the mountains and I spontaneously started making this image out of materials I found around me. I made the house like the North-American ones I know because I was missing my home. Now, the interesting thing is I had totally forgotten about taking a picture of the image after I had finished it, because I knew it wouldn’t last long. Fast forward to early 2010: I was going through old colour slides (there were no digital cameras in 1977!) when I noticed the capture of my “drawing”. When I scanned it and opened it up on my computer, I had the peculiar feeling of connecting with the precise moment in time when I actually took the still way back then. It was as if the François from that time was winking at the older one from 2010. A time capsule had just delivered its magical message. I stayed on that buzz for almost a week. This was, to me, an incredible gift. I love this image for all those reasons, plus the fact it just is wonderfully naive. I hope you like it too!
As usual, click on galleriesfrom the image archive menu to see all available image galleries.
This is a very low res “Before and After” example. Click on the image to see the original shot switch to the painting I created and vice versa every 3 seconds(breathe through the nose, say your mantra, twiddle your thumbs). It is an animated gif, which means the quality is very far from the production files, but it is enough to give you an idea of the finished painting vs. the original photographic still.
It’s been 18 months since I was in Sydney, Australia. Can’t believe how fast time flies. These images took quite a bit of work, but I’m happy with the results, even if they were long to come. Click here to get to the thumbnails page. As usual, click on the first image, then use the next button to see all 27 images.
I hope you like them. Let me know about it!
To see all of my available image galleries, please use the image archive menu and click on galleries. The rest is your adventure.
This may be my last post of new images for the coming 3-4 weeks since I’ll be on a walkabout through spaces in the US and Canada. I’ll keep you posted on those in the coming weeks.