Some of these photographs are so exquisite it perplexes me that they are not paintings…perhaps paintographs?
Now here I was thinking I’ve stumbled upon a brilliant new term! But of course, like most things in this world, someone else has already thought of it. Here is a description of it from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark10314/sets/72157603931061380/
“Paintography is a fairly recent invented term. It refers to an original image, usually a photograph that was altered to look like, or to become, a painting. The altering could be done digitally or in a classical way – using paint and brushes. Another way is to use both methods: print an altered image on paper then paint it with oils and brushes.
Gallery owner Martha Higgins stated paintography as: “Photographs that emulate painterly effects, and paintings that use photography as a subject matter”.”
This is today’s top result for a Google search of paintography http://www.paintography.com.au/
Photographs of the mercurial River Thames made during a 10 day walk in August 2012 backpacking and wild camping where possible along 170 miles of the Thames Path from the source near Kemble in Gloucestershire to the City of London, I chose to end my journey on the steps of St Pauls.
Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song,
Sweet Thames, run softly, for I speak not loud or long
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