Ric Speed Guest at Studio #5 7115 Guadalupe Trail NW
I am a retired computer programmer who has, for over 30 years, (since 1984), worked at merging my computing skills with my creative abilities. My work varies from straight forward digital photography to highly manipulated photographs to pure computer generated fractals. In the manipulated (or enhanced) works, I try to give a ‘painterly’ feel to the photographs, giving them textures reminiscent of watercolor or batik or such. I think the computer has given the artist the freedom to create new ways of thinking about and producing art, and I am doing my best to add my two cents to the discussion.