Monday, July 28, 2008

The Mechanic by Cathie Tranent

The Mechanic by Cathie Tranent
In the moment his hand closed around his weapon,

His mind readied itself for the battle.
Man against the machine. Cathie Tranent

What I love about this great piece of Photography/digital art is the almost metallic feeling you get from the skin, the hand looks like its almost cast in iron. Not only be a mechanic, but mechanical. Yet it is the battle with the machine that is our society, the wrist is exposed and vulnerable to show us the human. To fight the machine we must become the machine and then be greater that it.

The photo is enhanced using only the traditional photographic tools, (although within photoshop) of dodging, burning and filters. This gives the photo power and a professional legitimacy.

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