Night Flower (From Left to Right Blue, White & Pink) // Masood Kamandy // 2017 // dye-sublimation print on aluminum // 24 x 18 inches // edition 3
The world is filled with photographers. Everyone with a smart phone is a photographer whether they consider themselves to be one or not. Smartphones are something the average person carries with them everywhere. They use the camera, along with numerous photo editing apps, to document their lives in snapshots. Artist Masood Kamandy recognizes the importance of photographs in this smartphone generation. In a recent body of work, Kamandy created and designed his own photography app for the iPhone called “Oblique.” The app is available for download in the Apple App store for $1.99. The app essentially combines all photo processing into one step, compressing the image and causing the photographs to have distorted colors that swirl and blend. Some of his photographs were on view in Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Gallery in Culver City. Curious, I downloaded the app and decided to play around with some of my photographs. I took a snap of my backyard then used the filter features to warp my photo. The last three images are ones I created.
Horizon (Dark) // Masood Kamandy // 2017 // dye-sublimation print on aluminum, 3 panels (triptych) // 16 x 12 inches each // edition of 3
Purple // Masood Kamandy // 2017 // dye-sublimation print on aluminum // 36 x 27 in // edition of 3
Shear Matrix (White) // Masood Kamandy // 2017 // dye-sublimation print on aluminum // 24 x 18 inches // edition of 3