Tim Ruane Photography
Photo Manipulation
(Garrett Park Maryland USA)

Tim Ruane Photography,Photo Manipulation,
It rained on them on Saturday

Tim Ruane Photography
Photo Manipulation

Artist Statement

I do not aspire to match or better the masters of photography, although I would not mind bettering them all. I want to carry on in the tradition of modern painting: Matisse, the Fauves, the Post-Impressionists, Dada, Abstract Expressionism, Andre Durain, Pierre Bonnard, Modigliani, Johns, Louise Nevelson, Warhol and others. These are my inspirations. There are many, many excellent traditional photographers throughout the world. I, however, do not wish to be like them. I wish to take photography some place it has never been.
I work with a free online photo editing application: Fotoflexer—free because I have no money and Fotoflexer because Google, for reasons unknown to me, disbanded an application, Picnik, an old and true friend of mine.
I edit (manipulate) my photographs aggressively, changing contrast, brightness and hue without hesitation. Sometimes I invert, pixelate and solarize.
I photograph anything my camera can find. I value pictures that are hard to take more than easier ones—action shots more than stills, for example. For technical reasons, I often have a hard time getting the color I want in portraits. I am drawn to the unconventional and the abstract.
As the philosopher is interested in truth, I am interested in beauty. Good art can do many things, but it cannot bore.

Tim Ruane Photography,Photo Manipulation, experimental artist, photographer, creative writer,www.fine-art-photography-inpirations.com
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As an artist, no more sophisticated than the caveman drawing on his caveman walls, I wish to be unique, but this is impossible. Each human is unique, but each artist is not. Each artist is a thief, pilfering from masters who have gone before him. Post-Impressionists stole from Impressionists. Cezanne stole from Monet. Cubists stole from Fauvists. Braque stole from Matisse. And so on. My methods are described by Brian Aldiss, who wrote sometime in the last century: “That’s the artist’s role—to strike out always for something new, to break away, to defy, to . . . grapple with the unfamiliar.” These words fit me well. Aldiss—sometimes Brian W. Aldiss, a British author who wrote both general fiction and science fiction, author of “Super Toys Last All Summer Long”—won the Hugo Award twice and the Nebula Award once. I do not know what these awards are, but they sound impressive. I work with digital photography.

Tim Ruane Photography,
The East building of the National Gallery of Art

Artist Biography

Tim Ruane is an experimental artist, photographer, and creative writer. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he studied English and the fine arts. He taught photography at the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C., and was a chief copy editor in the editorial department of The Washington Post, where he also worked as a freelance photographer. He worked as an editor for the Department of State and as a technical writer for the Department of the Treasury. He has exhibited his photographs at The Brick Lane Gallery London, Greenpoint Gallery Brooklyn New York, Mosaic Dance Project New York City, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Malvern Pennsylvania, Prudential PenFed Realty Washington D.C., and the Potomac Maryland Library. He has published his photographs in The Washington Post, Simon & Schuster, New York Review Books, quiet Shorts, The Good Men Project, and Whisperings. He has written hundreds of poems, a number of short stories and essays, and has two novels in progress. He has published his writing in The Washington Post, and Whisperings. He publishes his photography and writing periodically in The Good Men Project. Mr. Ruane lives and works in Garrett Park Maryland USA just outside Washington D.C. USA.
Tim Ruane
P.O. Box 433, Garrett Park Maryland 20896 USA 703-504-8821; [email protected]

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Tim Ruane Photography,Photo Manipulation,
jog to the east

Tim Ruane Photography
Experimental artist and photographer, creative writer

*Georgetown University Bachelor of Arts, English and Fine Arts

Photography Exhibitions

*The Brick Lane Gallery London, February 2013
*The Mosaic Dance Project New York City, January 2013
*The Brick Lane Gallery London, December 2012
* Greenpoint Gallery Brooklyn New York, December 2012
*Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Malvern Pennsylvania, November 2012
*Prudential FedRealty Washington D.C., September 2012/br> *The Potomac Maryland Library, July 2011

Photography Publications

*The Washington Post
*Simon and Schuster
*New York Review Books
*quiet Shorts arts journal
*Whisperings Literary and Visual Magazine
*Artful Vagabond
*The Good Men Project

Literary Publications

*The Washington Post
*Whisperings Literary and Visual Magazine
*The Good Men Project

Past Employment

*The Washington Post, 1991 to 2002 —Chief Copy Editor Editorial Department, Supervisor of Graphic Arts, Layout and Design, Headline Writer –Freelance Photographer, 1983
*Edmund Burke School Washington D.C., 1983
—Photography Teacher (1982)


*Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Greece, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium

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