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The File Arts presents:
Double your money
by Daniel Silvo

The Spanish title for this work ‘Como Doblar Tu Dinero’ can be translated as ‘How to fold your money’. But ‘to fold’ also means ‘going bankrupt’ in financial terms. A better translation would be ‘How to double your money’, for these works aim to add some extra beauty and personal craftiness to money, making it worth more, even if only more personal and emotive.

Daniel Silvo likes using common every day objects to create art. Or in this case lets you create art. The value of the art you make is immediate and guaranteed; you can still use it as money. And you should; folding your money is a way to add a layer of attention and connection; pay with it and change the nature of the transaction.

This work is not so much a digital artwork as it is a digital set of instructions on how to create the art yourself. In a way this is a very primitive form of 3D printing; you transfer the instructions to another place, grab some basic material and apply the instructions / the code and voila; art; it even looks a bit like a 3D shaded shape.

I like the fact the models are all birds; signifying the fleetingness of the value of money, and the aspiration of art to make your mind fly.

The download contains 4 instructions for 4 Euro bills (also applicable to Dollar bills). This edition is on offer for $10,- for the first week. After thursday 14th March it will be $20,- So Buy now

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The File Arts presents:
Colonizer one
by Jack Addis

A lot of artists are looking for how digital media and technology will change the way we see ourselves. Where Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur takes traditional paint as a starting point, Jack Addis takes digital patterns and artifacts to start from. He’s starting from the digital, looking for the human measure, crafting recognizable form.Read on…

The download contains the full image at 3090 x 4031 pixels, as well as wallpaper sized versions and the layered PSD file. Buy now

Check out Jack Addis’ website and tumblr

Hugo Arcier just discovered a way to display 3D in a very direct and easily accessible way; through a 3D PDF! We’ve added this file to the edition download!

If you already bought the image you can download the updated zip package from your collection page and it will include the new 3D PDF. We hope you’ll enjoy!

If you haven’t bought the edition: It comes with the full resolution image, the 3D file and a PDF with information on the piece and the artist. Why not buy it?

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A detail from Grey Pause Morning Sitter by Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur

Buy the full size image from The File Arts for $10 for a limited time.

Every detail of this edition at 100% is its own artwork. Look at the variety and intricacy of textures and contrasts.

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The File Arts presents:
Grey Pause Morning Sitter
by Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur

I love it when I cannot immediately see how an image was build.
Grey Pause Morning Sitter definitely is not easy to pick apart.

Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur mixes paint and digital, representation and abstract art. Painted textures are scanned in, used as 3D textures, combined with brushes in Photoshop and this all combines to a vibrant image. From up close the picture seems to boil with energy, from a little distance a figure emerges. Read on

This edition has an ‘early bird’ special price of $10,- for the first week only! After that the regular price will be $20,-. So you should buy now

Check out Lauren’s website and tumblr

Download Grey Pause Morning Sitter by Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur on The File Arts

I was so happy to have discovered Lauren’s work; it is exquisite. You should see the details at 100%. Follow The File Arts tumblr on which I will post some details in the coming week.

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This is a good time to remind you that Saltless by Steve Kim is still available, for free (or pay-what-you-want) for only a couple of days until thursday 24th. After that the regular price will also be $20,-

If you were hesitating to buy or download now is the time.

Download Saltless by Steve Kim on The File Arts

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A detail from Unlikely by Steve Kim

This edition really needs to be seen up close, at full size; the detail and the colors are amazing.

This edition has an ‘early bird’ special price of $10,- for the first week only! After that the regular price will be $20,-. Buy now.

Unlikely is the second edition by Steve Kim. The download includes: the highest resolution of the image available, the PSD source file showing all adjustments and coloring-layers and several wallpaper sized versions. The PDF contains sketches, details and background information on the artist.

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The File Arts presents:
Unlikely
by Steve Kim

Unlikely is the second portrait by Steve Kim to be available from The File Arts. Unlikely at first glance looks like his previous edition Saltless, but has a tone that doesn’t quite match. The abstraction is very extreme and seems to reveal little of the person behind the portrait.

Steve Kim Explains: “It’s my sister…”

This edition has an ‘early bird’ special price of $10,- for the first week only! After that the regular price will be $20,-. Buy now.

Unlikely is the second edition by Steve Kim. The download includes: the highest resolution of the image available, the PSD source file showing all adjustments and coloring-layers and several wallpaper sized versions. The PDF contains sketches, details and background information on the artist.

Saltless by Steve Kim is also still available, for pay-what-you-want, for this week only. After that the regular price will also be $20,-

If you were hesitating to buy or download now is the time.

Download Unlikely by Steve Kim on The File Arts

I’m so proud to be presenting a new digital edition by Steve Kim. If you like his work download the first edition now for free or pay what you want; the price will change in the near future to a regular static price, so take advantage now to see this amazing work in all its colorful glory.

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The File Arts presents:
Moment / Bridge
by Mareen Fischinger

At the end of the year 2012 we come at the end of the series Moment. And the series ends with death.

This might seem ending the year on a down note. Death is final. But death in art is a memento mori: “remember you are mortal”. Are we enjoying life as much as we could or should be? Are we taking care of the things that actually are important to us? These reflections can be a new beginning.

This is the end of 2012. A new year 2013 is about to begin. We survived the crisis, we did not throw our arms up in despair and quit, the apocalypse did not happen. So far so good. But I hope next year is better… and in the way you want it to be, in the way that is important to you.

I wish you all the best in 2013.

Read more on The File Arts »

This edition has a fixed price of $15,- The download includes: the highest resolution of the image available, the PSD source file (1.01GB) showing all adjustments and layers and several wallpaper sized versions. The PDF contains ‘making of’ photos, sketches and a thesis on staged photography.

Download Moment / Bridge by Mareen Fischinger on The File Arts

Happy new year to all my followers! And thank you!

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The File Arts presents:
Moment / Dirttrack
by Mareen Fischinger

Two people on a remote dirt track. A man, talking in a phone, at a discrete distance from a woman in a car, her face streaked with tears. We think we know what happened here, from the woman’s tears, to the man’s detached posture. But it says more about ourselves, this scenario we project, than about what actually perspired. Did he break up with her? Did he interrupt a nice evening out with her to take a business phone call and she just won’t take this any more? Did he have an affair and confessed just now? Did she just panic after they ran out of gas at such a remote location?

The colour in this picture is fantastic; it is the most dramatically and theatrically lit of the series. This enhances the dramatic impact of the scene: it is significant, monumental, the sorrow of the woman vs the detached posture of the man become iconic. But the narrative is not filled in; the image invites us to fill it in based on our emotional response.

Read the full description on The File Arts »

Dirttrack is the fourth in the series Moment by Mareen Fischinger.
The other editions Tramcar, Parking garage and Bedroom from her series »Moment« are also available as digital editions via The File Arts.

This edition has a fixed price of $15,- The download includes: the highest resolution of the image available, the PSD source file (1.17GB) showing all adjustments and layers and several wallpaper sized versions. The PDF contains ‘making of’ photos, sketches and a thesis on staged photography.

Download Moment / Dirttrack by Mareen Fischinger on The File Arts

  1. Camera: Hasselblad H3D II-50
  2. Aperture: f/9.5
  3. Exposure: 23"
  4. Focal Length: 90mm

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The File Arts presents:
SQUARE
by Daniel Silvo

When Daniel Silvo first send me Square, I thought there was nothing there. Much like you expected to see something above, but it seems just empty space. I thought he forgot the attachment. Then I double clicked some space in the mail, it opened and it looked like an empty document. It took me several conceptual steps and moments of exciting discovery to see what exactly he had made and send me.

I loved that journey — experience it for yourself; click buy immediately and download and explore SQUARE. Or read my description of the edition if you want to know exacty what you will be getting before you download.

Daniel Silvo works in a wide range of media, from video and photography to installation, drawing and sculpture. More important than the medium is the critical investigation into what is or can be communicated: interferences in verbal and visual communication is a recurring theme in his work. He approaches abstract, philosophical and theoretical subjects with a great sense of humour.

This edition has a fixed price of $5,- The download includes two PDFs: the work and a booklet with background information on the artist.

Download Square by Daniel Silvo on The File Arts

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The File Arts presents:
Moment / Tramcar
by Mareen Fischinger

This photograph can be your action-movie of tonight: a man in a tramcar points a gun at the other passengers: a whole crowd held at gunpoint.

Between these people there are so many reactions; so many ways the story could unfold; I cannot help but think of all these people involved. Each with their own lives, as full and complex as mine, getting together to act out this scene. Each of them acting out a violent and traumatic experience, reflecting on how they would react; making us think of how we would hold ourselves. Imagining how the story will unfold.

Read the full description on The File Arts »

Tramcar is the third in the series Moment by Mareen Fischinger; an award-winning photographer for advertising campaigns and corporate communication. She explores experimental technical and conceptual possibilities of photography in her fine arts series. Parking garage and Bedroom from her series »Moment« are also available as digital editions via The File Arts.

This edition has a fixed price of $15,- The download includes: the highest resolution of the image available, the PSD source file (1.02GB) showing all adjustments and layers and several wallpaper sized versions. The PDF contains ‘making of’ photos, sketches and a thesis on staged photography.

Download Moment / Tramcar by Mareen Fischinger on The File Arts

I recently started The File Arts and am very proud and constantly want to show off the awesome editions we have available for download. So I am inclined to reblog all the announcements I make there to here, sympathyfortheartgallery. If you all go and follow The File Arts on Tumblr I promise I won’t spam you with these posts here on sympathyfortheartgallery again! Go follow!

  1. Camera: Hasselblad H3D II-50
  2. Aperture: f/9.5
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 35mm

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17-10-2012

It’s like Astrid made a post especially for Tumblr, but completely in her own style.

Looking forward to seeing where she will take this ‘photographing printed photographs’.

You can still download one of the first; Palmtree by Astrid Hermes. Download it for FREE at The File Arts (or you can pay what you want)

A detail at 100% percent of Star forming region NGC 3324 by Adam Ferriss.

The detail in this image is mesmerizing. It really is a joy to zoom in to and explore this galaxy. You should download it and take a look yourself.

These are pieces or the wallpapers that are included in the download: special sized at 100% true pixel resolution, for several devices. In the download you also get the full 3034 x 7748 pixels image, the source files and the source code used to produce the file.

Download Star forming region NGC 3324 by Adam Ferriss on The File Arts for just $5,-

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Simeis 147: Pixel sorting algorithm comparison.

Kim Asendorf recently released his pixel sorting code. This was incredibly exciting for me because his images were the inspiration for my own venture down the pixel sorting road. 

I decided to run an image of Simeis 147 (a supernova remnant) through both pieces of code to compare the outputs and highlight the differences and similarities between them. The output from my code is on top, Kim’s is on the bottom. 

The code that I wrote only sorts in one direction at a time, right to left, from bright to dark. If I want the lines to appear vertically I have to feed the image into the algorithm rotated 90degrees. Kim’s will sort both vertically and horizontally at the same time, but for reasons that I don’t yet understand, the horizontal sorts are more prominent. 

My code also runs on whats known as the quick sort algorithm. When I want to move certain pixels, I tell my code to grab a range of values determined by brightness, rgb, saturation, or hue and plug them into the quick sort. Quick sort divides up the array into tiny pieces so that the computer can manage them more efficiently. This is very important. Even with an image that is only 1280x850 pixels, that ends up being over a million individual pixels to rearrange. The image I sorted for the File Arts was roughly 7000x3000 pixels, which ends up at a staggering 21 million.

As far as I can tell, Kim’s is running on a sorting method that he constructed himself. 

If I understand it right, it will sort from the first not-black value if finds in a row or column until it reaches a user-set black value. Then it moves on in the same row/column to find a value that is less than a user-set brightness value, and sort that pixel until it encounters the threshold. Finally it will search for the first not-white value and sort that until it reaches the white value set by the user.

I tried to grab a set of similar values using both pieces of code; I think the results are remarkably similar. It’s also interesting to see how two different approaches can yield similar yet minutely different outcomes. Isn’t code great?!

If you’d like to see a copy of my code and read a bit more about my process, it’s now available (along with the aforementioned 21million pixel image) for just $5 over at The File Arts. http://www.thefilearts.com

Kim Asendorf’s code can be found herehttp://kimasendorf.tumblr.com/post/32936480093/processing-source-code adamferriss:

Simeis 147: Pixel sorting algorithm comparison.

Kim Asendorf recently released his pixel sorting code. This was incredibly exciting for me because his images were the inspiration for my own venture down the pixel sorting road. 

I decided to run an image of Simeis 147 (a supernova remnant) through both pieces of code to compare the outputs and highlight the differences and similarities between them. The output from my code is on top, Kim’s is on the bottom. 

The code that I wrote only sorts in one direction at a time, right to left, from bright to dark. If I want the lines to appear vertically I have to feed the image into the algorithm rotated 90degrees. Kim’s will sort both vertically and horizontally at the same time, but for reasons that I don’t yet understand, the horizontal sorts are more prominent. 

My code also runs on whats known as the quick sort algorithm. When I want to move certain pixels, I tell my code to grab a range of values determined by brightness, rgb, saturation, or hue and plug them into the quick sort. Quick sort divides up the array into tiny pieces so that the computer can manage them more efficiently. This is very important. Even with an image that is only 1280x850 pixels, that ends up being over a million individual pixels to rearrange. The image I sorted for the File Arts was roughly 7000x3000 pixels, which ends up at a staggering 21 million.

As far as I can tell, Kim’s is running on a sorting method that he constructed himself. 

If I understand it right, it will sort from the first not-black value if finds in a row or column until it reaches a user-set black value. Then it moves on in the same row/column to find a value that is less than a user-set brightness value, and sort that pixel until it encounters the threshold. Finally it will search for the first not-white value and sort that until it reaches the white value set by the user.

I tried to grab a set of similar values using both pieces of code; I think the results are remarkably similar. It’s also interesting to see how two different approaches can yield similar yet minutely different outcomes. Isn’t code great?!

If you’d like to see a copy of my code and read a bit more about my process, it’s now available (along with the aforementioned 21million pixel image) for just $5 over at The File Arts. http://www.thefilearts.com

Kim Asendorf’s code can be found herehttp://kimasendorf.tumblr.com/post/32936480093/processing-source-code

adamferriss:

Simeis 147: Pixel sorting algorithm comparison.

Kim Asendorf recently released his pixel sorting code. This was incredibly exciting for me because his images were the inspiration for my own venture down the pixel sorting road.

I decided to run an image of Simeis 147 (a supernova remnant) through both pieces of code to compare the outputs and highlight the differences and similarities between them. The output from my code is on top, Kim’s is on the bottom.

The code that I wrote only sorts in one direction at a time, right to left, from bright to dark. If I want the lines to appear vertically I have to feed the image into the algorithm rotated 90degrees. Kim’s will sort both vertically and horizontally at the same time, but for reasons that I don’t yet understand, the horizontal sorts are more prominent.

My code also runs on whats known as the quick sort algorithm. When I want to move certain pixels, I tell my code to grab a range of values determined by brightness, rgb, saturation, or hue and plug them into the quick sort. Quick sort divides up the array into tiny pieces so that the computer can manage them more efficiently. This is very important. Even with an image that is only 1280x850 pixels, that ends up being over a million individual pixels to rearrange. The image I sorted for the File Arts was roughly 7000x3000 pixels, which ends up at a staggering 21 million.

As far as I can tell, Kim’s is running on a sorting method that he constructed himself.

If I understand it right, it will sort from the first not-black value if finds in a row or column until it reaches a user-set black value. Then it moves on in the same row/column to find a value that is less than a user-set brightness value, and sort that pixel until it encounters the threshold. Finally it will search for the first not-white value and sort that until it reaches the white value set by the user.

I tried to grab a set of similar values using both pieces of code; I think the results are remarkably similar. It’s also interesting to see how two different approaches can yield similar yet minutely different outcomes. Isn’t code great?!

If you’d like to see a copy of my code and read a bit more about my process, it’s now available (along with the aforementioned 21million pixel image) for just $5 over at The File Arts. http://www.thefilearts.com

Kim Asendorf’s code can be found here
http://kimasendorf.tumblr.com/post/32936480093/processing-source-code