PBS Off Book interviews Freelance Art Director & Illustrator, Jeff Huang.
I was recently interviewed by PBS Off-Book, a digital series by PBS that explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. I talk about my work as well as my views on Photoshop as a modern day art medium.
The word “Photoshop” is often used as a word for something that takes very little effort to accomplish – “Oh, you can just Photoshop that!” as if you can just create these visuals with a click of a button…it is TOTALLY not true.
This episode is entitled “Is Photoshop Remixing the World?”. A description from their YouTube page:
Photoshop has completely revolutionized our visual culture. Artists now use Photoshop to create complex imagery that would have been impossible 20 years ago. It has also profoundly changed the art of photo retouching, turning a labor intensive process into an artful and often controversial digital workflow. But possibly the most current and expressive influence can be seen in meme culture online. With the ability to alter any image in the media landscape, everyday people now have the means to critically comment on culture and spread their ideas
virally, leveling the playing field between traditional media creators and consumers. Photoshop has changed the way we communicate, the way we express ourselves, and the way we view the world and each other.
You can watch the full episode and my interview/thoughts here…Sorry that I’m not the best speaker on Earth! I was definitely a little nervous since I don’t get to be in front of a camera a lot.
If you enjoyed watching it, please feel free to share it! I’d love to hear your thoughts because I love Photoshop, and I truly believe it is a perfectly valid contemporary medium for art!