Renderosity Magazine Back Room

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We're happy to announce the launch of the Magazine Interact Forum's Back Room, "The official online extension of Renderosity Magazine"! This will be the place to go for editorials, magazine excerpts, discussions, and plenty of surprises. Also, if you haven't done so yet, you can subscribe to the magazine or buy single issues.

To find your way there, go to the Magazine Interact Forum, and click on the link to the Back Room at the top.

Every couple of weeks, we'll be highlighting an article, review, or editorial from past issues of the magazine. Our first feature is an editorial from Issue #1, "The Digital Renaissance" by ddm (Doug McFarland).




About ddm:

Artist, Engineer and occasional armchair philosopher.
Over the last 30 years, Doug has sold traditional
large canvas artwork, developed and sold computer game
software and artwork, and showed and sold traditional
B&W fine art photographs. He is a published digital
rendering artist, and has already booked 5 shows in
2003 of his current digital photographic impressions
artwork.

Throughout the 70's, he painted and sold artwork using
traditional mediums such as oils and pastels. Then as
co-owner of Artworx Software Company Inc. in the 80's,
he developed several popular software games for the
emerging computer market. In the 90's his artistic
efforts turned to traditional photographic artwork,
working exclusively in B&W from 35mm to 5x7 large
format. Then in the late 90's he experimented with
digital rendering tools such as Terragen, Poser, Bryce
and 3D-Max, and was published in Taschen's 2002
Digital Beauties book.

Over the last several years, he has combined his
knowledge of traditional B&W wet darkroom techniques
and his traditional artwork background with software
and computer skills to develop a new look in
photographic art. Something he calls digital
photographic impressionism, a blend between art and
photography.

In addition to operating his own business, Final
Impressions
, he is also working on a limited edition
digital art book and is in the process of building a
community of other Alternative Process Digital
Photographic artists.


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