Pareidolia effect with feathers
This journal entry features a collection of black and white photographs of tiny baby bird feathers. I used a mirrored photograph to produce the pareidolia effect with feathers. The pareidolia effect is when you see faces, and objects in things. Consequently, these curated artworks form part of a body of work themed the Pareidolia Effect.
Outlined below is my process for producing the Pareidolia Effect themed artworks:
Found objects: I prefer to use subject matter that I have found.
Staging: Staging the feathers is a challenge due to their delicate nature. They float with the slightest breeze.
Documenting: Taking a photograph of the feathers, generally multiple frames, and compositions.
Producing: Choosing the photograph, and producing the photograph to a black and white artwork.
Mirroring the photo: Some guess work is involved here as to which image will make the most interesting pareidolia effect.
However, success is NOT always guaranteed. As often times, the pareidolia effect in the photo isn’t evident or compelling.
What shapes do you see in this collection of imagery?
In addition, if you’re curious about the pareidolia effect and want to find out more. I suggest you visit the Live Science
blog to see some famous examples.
Subject: Baby bird feather study
Style: Black and white feather fine art study
Medium: Photography – digital
Feathers black and white imagery ©2020