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About the author:
The world presents itself and occasionally, I take the time to observe. There are times when the observation takes on the form of obsession, at other times it is the casual encounter. These moments become photographs. Believing that the normal needs to be elevated by exaggeration or simplification, I apply my skills to interpret these instances.

My work, since 1998, has focused on computer manipulated photographs.
I've exhibited in group and one person shows since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints. The prints have been exhibited extensively through 147 exhibitions, primarily in US University, College, and Community galleries. The exhibitions have been in; BC, Alberta, Ontario and in 31 American States.

Also an exhibitor in 12 virtual web galleries, associated with academic conferences focused on digital imaging in Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In 2006, I began publishing my completed projects as books, and have completed thirteen books to date, with three others in development to be published in 2010.

Born and educated in Alberta, I have been living in Victoria, on Canada's West Coast, since 1984.

The Amdahl Graphics ...1974...1975...1976

Authored by Raymond St. Arnaud

As a student in 1974, in response to a challenge from an instructor, I devised a means of comparing multiple variables with a graphic image.

I was fortunate to find a a former Engineering student, now studying in Fine Arts to write a program that ran on the Amdahl main frame computer at the University of Alberta. In due course the project had a life of its own, divorced from course requirements. This period is represented by the first half of the book.

The second half, figurative drawings arose from the loss of a photograph in a University sponsored exhibition. I choose payment in computer dollars and explored the use of a large scale digitizing tablet. I would submit pencil drawings to the computing area. Someone would trace them with the digitizer and produce a pen and ink drawing on paper via a plotter.

I subsequently used the drawings as the basis for a series of paintings.

B&W, 59 drawings, 80 pages

Publication Date:
1449969240 / 9781449969240
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Computers / Image Processing

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