“David collects images of strangers from around the web, and produces dazzling animated halftone portraits with code. His shimmering, kinetic effect lends an intimacy to these otherwise total strangers.”— Alex, Electric Objects
My apartment where I live with my wife in Downtown Brooklyn, New York.
(Note the cereal bowl juxtaposed with the pile of important papers.)
I like music, but when I’m really into my work, I like silence. Or the silence of Downtown Brooklyn at least: the hisses, hums, beeps of buses and dollar vans.
• Find good image — good range of tones, and hopefully a backlight
• Fiddle image in Photoshop
• Re-render image in canvas with programming
• Fiddle with programming
• Export that image
• Back into Photoshop for post-processing, like cutting a GIF
Repeat that over and over. Lots of small iterations happen. Sometimes they lead to an idea that can be the catalyst for a new direction.
Make time to be creative and make stuff. Whenever I feel down in the dumps, I find that it’s because I’ve been neglecting my creative side. When I start making things for me — not for my job, or for a side-project, just for me — I pop out of that rut.