This piece is a bit of inspired work after seeing Deborah Parkins Street Spirit that she uploaded yesterday.. an impulsive addition after watching Radioheads music video of Street Spirit. I You tubed the video myself and also loved the black and white photography and there was a scene where the singers face fades out of shot that really got me thinking… I started thinking what it is that makes up Digital Black and White photography and I guess this is the result.. you may recognise the face and think you have seen this before, but just look a little closer… Best viewed large


black, breaking, code, ideas, paul, tupman, white


  • Ian  James
    Ian Jamesalmost 7 years ago

    Very interseting shot Paul. You either have a photo shop filter for this effect or you typed out a load of 1 and 0 and over layed it on your puppet shot like like of Matrix like.

  • abefleur
    abefleuralmost 7 years ago

    oh wow!! Paul – you have surpassed yourself :0)
    Fantastic pp work and that face is just sublime – thanks too for the mention – you have made my day xxxx
    I love the graphic effect – going to take a closer look.

  • abefleur
    abefleuralmost 7 years ago

    looked closer – even better – what a great, imaginative, creative idea.

  • Claire Armistead
    Claire Armisteadalmost 7 years ago

    Oh this is far too good! haha It looks ever so complex and sounds it also (thanks for the explanation!) Such an amazing face to build on. I love the hightlight on the nose and mouth. Very well done…..i sense another HP feature is on the horizon! Oh and with regards to Ians comment……typing out lots of 1 and 0’s?….that’s just crazy talk…….or is it?! xx

  • Paul Tupman
    Paul Tupmanalmost 7 years ago

    Sitting and typing out hundreds of 1s and 0s? That really is crazy talk! What sort of a fool would do that.. well, only us fools that suffer for our art! Haha! Tell you what Ian and Claire, if I dont sell any prints of this, perhaps I will offer up my new and exclusive filter for sale instead! Thanks guys and Deb for hitting the inspiration button!

  • Zigga
    Ziggaalmost 7 years ago

    What a brilliant cocept. Everything about this is gorgeous!!!

  • Naomi Frost
    Naomi Frostalmost 7 years ago

    OMG, Paul….this definately deserves a WOW. Love It and I also love your description. That filter would be worth a bundle!! lol. Looks awesome on the larger view too – I should think that this will definately sell.

  • nannajul
    nannajulalmost 7 years ago

    Love it Paul – lovely work – displacement layers?

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricalmost 7 years ago

    Wow…you have been busy at work. Nice work…you’ve outdone yourself. Yes, I think a feature is deserved here and some sells. Great job Paul.

  • Birgitta
    Birgittaalmost 7 years ago

    You are a binary madman!
    AKA: genius


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