Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brush Fire - a new Spheres Series image

Image copyright 2009 Byron O'Neal

It's been quite some time since I was able to add anything to the Spheres body of work. I'm particularly proud of this image. It is tonally exceptionally smooth. 
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Aerial Photography Virtual Tour of New York

Put together from a helicopter over New York, Oleg Gaponyuk and Andrei Zubets take you on a relaxing tour around parts of the city. 

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Art using tape - Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins has some really creative work. Using tape and the existing environment he manages to create surreal landscapes from the mundane. Frankly, some of them are a little creepy, but I like it and the other off the wall galleries he has on the website. Under the contacts banner is a link to making tape art sculptures on your own. Sphere: Related Content

Friday, April 24, 2009

Add a little punch to your business presentation - Meat Cards

Update: May 6th, 2009

He may not want credit here but I must thank Russell Kaye for the heads up to, now offering laser cut business cards made out of jerky. These cats are up on Twitter too. Amusing! Sphere: Related Content

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Abstract 11

Image copyright 2009 Byron O'Neal

Not to be confused with a picture of a painting, here is more from my delving into urban abstraction in the form of a picture of paint.
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Abstract 12

Image copyright 2009 Byron O'Neal

I'm working on the body of abstracts that are a combination of urban decay and paint. I can't bring myself to get away from the square format lately. 
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

South Africa speaks publicly about their government through art

With elections approaching in South Africa, stencils were sprayed on public walls allowing people to express how they want change to occur in their government and country. What a clever use of the stencil.  Sphere: Related Content

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wendy Farrow

Sometimes you see a photographer's work and are taken aback by just how cool it really is, this would be the case here. Sphere: Related Content


Image copyright 2009 Byron O'Neal

I will be exploring the idea here further this week. I shot this on a quick trip to the Oklahoma Aquarium yesterday with the boy and chasing him around was more important than taking pictures. 
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Star- A new design from ONeal Urban

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Alien Anatomy - new Reflections Series image

Image copyright 2009 Byron O'Neal

Can't call this anything but "Alien Anatomy."
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Old West imagery

A combo effort here from a friend's shot and a little work in Silver EFex Pro from me. Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Valkyries - New Addition to the Reflections Series

Image copyright 2009 Byron O'Neal

I was downloading a CF card yesterday and discovered that it had been a whole month since I'd shot any personal work. Man does time fly. Some people have inquired as to how I come up with a title for images in the Reflections Series. I base it on first impression and what I'm thinking about at that time. In this case, for some reason I was thinking about the movie Max Payne that I saw some months ago and reminiscing on the movie's awfulness. I've always had a fondness for the Valkyrie mythology and thinking about the inclusion in the movie caused me to see two clasping figures with wings which naturally at that time became Valkyries. Add to that the prominent orange letter "V" and there you go. 

My intent with the series is to examine symbolism as it spontaneously comes to the viewer. Some titles are more leading than others, but I'm just not happy leaving them untitled. It leaves me without any grounding as the nature of the series is abstract to begin with.
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Little Cabin in the Woods

Image copyright 2009 Byron O'Neal

Burning through some commercial work for the Holiday Inn Express in Brevard, North Carolina and thought I'd share the latest, greatest. I'm still learning the Silver EFex Pro software that converts to black and white. The grey edge will be the sides as this piece will be gallery wrapped.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Flower Sale

What better way to usher in Spring than a Flower Sale! This month I am offering six different floral images in the PAY THE RENT PRINT PROGRAM in my online store. This sale ends on April 30th and free shipping is available so don't delay. 

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