Fotolia Presents TEN Collection with Photographers and Designers Showcasing Vision of the Future
NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Two artists, two different skill sets, one creation this is the idea behind Fotolia's third season of TEN. Following a successful second season (with over 300,000 downloads during the initial 24-hour period and over 1M visitors), Fotolia is adding a new spin to its creative and educational TEN project splitting up ten internationally renowned artists into five artistic pairs (one photographer and one designer). Together, they will create an original digital artwork that depicts their vision of the future. The first duo, photographer Eric Pare from Quebec, and designer Mike Campau of Michigan, will present the fruits of their collaborative labor, "Creating her own future". A PSD of their artwork can be downloaded free for 24 hours on Monday, March 10th at www.tenbyfotolia.com.
Followers can download the PSD file of "Creating her own future" complete with layers, effects, photographic meter settings, and more, as well as the Fotolia source files, free for 24 hours on Monday, March 10th, by going to www.tenbyfotolia.com. Users can watch a free "making-of" tutorial video, as the artists share their techniques and creative processes. The photo used to create the image, as well as 10 other photos created during the shoot will also be available for sale on the www.fotolia.com. Watch the teaser here(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKsYZ7Eg4g&feature=youtu.be).
Light photographer, Eric Pare, and detailed designer Mike Campau join forces
Originally from Montreal, photographer Eric Pare is a well-known expert in light-painting, bullet time and stop-motion photography techniques. Despite his minimalist approach, light is central to his work, and is the focal point of all his creations. Says Pare: "I am influenced by my environment. I am very sensitive to light reflections on people's skin. I try to bring out the best in them, simply through the different shapes created by light." When asked about his artistic vision, Pare explained, "For me, it's not about creating a technically perfect image, as much as it is about conveying an emotion."
Campau likes to define himself as a "photo-designer", because he combines many different techniques in his work, such as photography, illustration and CGI (computer-generated imagery). But talent alone did not get him where he is today. The University of Michigan graduate worked for over 15 years in ad agencies, as well as with celebrities such as Tracy Morgan, Mike Tyson, Roger Daltry, and big clients such as Chevrolet, Ford, Pepsi, Sony, and more. Campau believes that talent is not an end in itself, "Good work comes from years of practice and many failures. Mental strength is very important to artists, but the most important quality is passion."