20 thoughts on “Linas Vaitkus”

  1. Im curious as to how your going about this project. The description leaves me in question, what are you putting together as your 2d piece. The painting itself would be a 2d painting, or would you be painting the actual abandoned buildings?? Im curious because I am a painter that recently just made 2d paintings and made 4 of them to make a 3d objects. The subject matter is right up my ally and I would like to know more and understand your thoughts on the project.

  2. Linas–this looks super. I would love to see it and understand it visually a little better. I cannot believe you are in abandoned buildings during the cold but maybe these are pictures from when it was a little warmer.

  3. I think your photograph has an interesting design element. I’m not sure if I feel the trompe l’oeil is working. First because a photograph, although two dimensional just like a painting, already has a three dimensional look to it. I think this idea needs to be pushed much farther to have it be successful. What if you focused on painting on the photograph or compositionally drastically altering the point of view?

    I am engaged by the industrial aesthetic and the composition of your photograph. The color is rich and the blown out lighting is intriguing to me.

  4. The basic idea of this project is to have the painted areas of a building to look flat and 2 dimensional in a 3d space. I am just trying to explore line in space.

    – Ryan, the 2d piece would be the photograph, because in my opinion, the painting is 3d because it is spread on many surface areas to form the illusion of a 2 dimensional painting.

    -Candace, those are good ideas to push it further. Right now I’ve only done a few others as it is just the starting point.

    1. Alright Linas that sounds good, even another thing to play around with is the pen tool on photoshop Im thinking about doing this on my own photography because Im mainly a painter. Thank you for clarifying that.

  5. The basic idea of this project is to have the painted areas of a building to look flat and 2 dimensional in a 3d space. I am just trying to explore 2-dimensional lines in space.

    – Ryan, the 2d piece would be the photograph, because in my opinion, the painting is 3d because it is spread on many surface areas to form the illusion of a 2 dimensional painting.

    -Candace, those are good ideas to push it further. Right now I’ve only done a few others as it is just the starting point.

  6. I really like the concept behind your project. Abandoned buildings are beautiful in the history that they embody. This particular photo is really nice, but I think if you played around with vantage point and space, you would get a more effective picture. It does capture the emptiness that abandoned buildings often have, but I think there is a more interesting way to show it.

  7. I am not a painter, so I am a little lost as to what you are trying to accomplish. But I do know, if you are trying to make the image 3D or 2D, there are ways in the photograph itself to encourage this (if I am indeed understanding any of this). For example, the poles at varying points in the image add depth, as well as the shadows and highlights. If you want a 2D image (as flat as possible), you can do things like making sure the lighting is even (not as much contrast makes it appear flatter), so less shadows and such. I would tone down the light coming in through the windows in general, so they’re not such “hot spots”. Also, if it’s 2D you want, photograph fairly even keel imagery. If you want a more 3D effects, you can use color to improve this (as I believe it is red that moves to the forefront and blue that seems to move to the background, but check my facts on this). Your concept sounds interesting, and while I don’t understand what you’re doing, I think it would be really interesting to see the final product!

  8. I enjoy this photo a lot. When you say “paint” do you literally paint the pillars to seem like they are broken / stop?

  9. The fact that the windows in the background match and mimic the pillars in the foreground is really visually pleasing as a photo alone. Very successfull composition. I dont know what the building is like but i would suggest a wider depth of field for what you are using this photo for.

  10. I really like the concept behind your work. This photograph really captures a sense of abandonment. I would be really interested to see the other works in this series. I think if you played around with different perspectives the photograph might be more successful. It looks as if there are a lot of different vantage points in this building that could be visually captivating.

  11. I like the space that you chose to shoot in. I myself have been shooting in abandoned buildings. I enjoy all the decay of the building. I like the concept that you have chosen to work with. I think it is working well.

  12. Your idea is very unique and interesting. I think you succeeded in creating a trompe l’oeil. I like the idea of using photography and painting in combination.

  13. The photo made me take a double take. I thought that the paint was windows. I said wow they really lined this picture up perfect. I had to zoom in to see that there weren’t any windows at all! Winning!

  14. This is awesome. At first glance all I really noticed was the industrial setting but as I continued to look I saw the strange illusion that you created. It is almost as if my eyes are playing a trick on me. It is hard to distinguish what is real and what is not. This confusion, in my opinion, is what makes this photograph so successful.

  15. I love the concept; I couldn’t tell at first if it was manipulation of an actual space or some kind of digital alteration. I think this means you were successful in creating the illusion. You have a strong sense of design and composition that works really well with your idea. The strong connections between foreground and background lines keeps me looking at your photo and makes me want to see more.

  16. Great perceptual illusion. Took me a while to understand the actual space in that building. Btw, good choice of paint, the color and how light reflects on the surface matches the background well.

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