Today’s Photo Art Friday (23rd March 2012) was to showcase either any piece of photo art you choose or a piece of photo art that, without including an actual image of you, is somehow autobiographical.
For the image I’ve used a creative commons image of the world famous diver Annette Kellerman, combined with PDPA texture “je me souviens”, blended with linear burn at 86% opacity. I then duplicated the layer and multiplied it, then added a turquoise sea texture of my own blended with linear burn and reduced the opacity to 30% to give a pale watery effect and then posterized it.
The writing in French on the texture reads “je me souviens” which means I remember.
I remember when, as a teenager I was a member of the school diving team. One day, while executing an inward pike, I hit the board on the way back down. Needless to say that put me off doing inward pikes for a while. However, I overcame my fear and continued diving, going on to become captain of the diving team. The only competition I entered that was not an inter-school one, was the Gloucester County Junior diving championship for dives from a 1 metre springboard. To my surprise and delight I won it. The image on the shield which was my prize has a diver like this on it. Now I don’t remember why but neither of my parents was there and no one from school witnessed my one moment of glory and triumph, which I think is a bit sad.