Saturday, June 06, 2009

Benjy Does Warhol

30 comments:

mardi said...

I love it!
How did you do that?

Gabbi said...

Benjy's extraordinary... xo

amuse me said...

I love playing with my graphics programs. One of my favorite black and white pictures is a photograph of my husband and I, which I scanned, then in the photopaint program, chose psychedelic. It created a shadowed effect kind of like what you did, but in black and white. :)M

Annie said...

I love Benjy! What magic did you apply to get those photos?

d. moll, l.ac. said...

And does it very well! What's next Cristo? Rembrant? Hockney?

Mary-Laure said...

MARDI & ANNIE - I used my Mac's Photo Booth program, which allows you to take Warhol snapshots...

AMUSE ME - that sounds like fun! I'm hopeless with Photoshop and the like.

D MOLL - Ha! Maybe Benjy's light-filled, dramatic eyes would have inspired Caravaggio?
And I'd love for Cristo to wrap Benjy!

mardi said...

Oh, ok, I knew it looked familiar. Unfortunately for me, my lovely Cleo Cat would not deign to sit still in front of the laptop. Laying ON the keyboard, sure. Posing for the PhotoBooth, no way!

Mary-Laure said...

MARDI - you have no idea how many tries (and how many errors) Benjy and I went through before coming up with this shot. He just wouldn't stand still, would turn his head at the wrong moment always and I thought I would never get a "clean" shot... My trick: to hold his favorite ball right above the laptop so that he would look up and stare for a few seconds before leaping (onto the keyboard...)

Kwana said...

Fun. He's just the cutest in any color.

A World in a PAN said...

Hi Benjy, you look great in that Warhol "suit"!

danica said...

doggy pop art! tres chic :)

Spangler Cummings said...

Art inspires...and you inspire me!

jane said...

benjy does warhol well...

Kristina * said...

i say - your dog's rather cool :)

oh, and thanks for stopping by at my blog!

Mary-Laure said...

SPANGLER - and Benjy inspires us all.

Sam said...

Wow! Cute fella! I like the colour combinations - they're striking!

michiko said...

Haha! I love it!

Benjy The Oracle said...

Arigatoo, Michiko-chyan! Watashi wa, kiree-na inu desu nee... (Nihongo moo dekimasu!)

Les Cotrions said...

Oh it seems Andy Warhol! Great work! I like pop-art and modern art! All the photos you show are stunning!
Thanks for visiting me!
Happy new week!
Vale

Janneke said...

Hallo Mary-Laure, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words...it's always fun meeting "new" bloggers !! Been admiring your pictures and of- course the star of the day: Benjy :)!!!!
We have the love for flowers in common i see :)
Have a nice week,
Groetjes, Janneke.

michiko said...

and where did you learn to speak Japanese? You are one amazing dog.
xxoo

Parapluie said...

Haha, this is wonderful! :)

laughingwolf said...

nicely done, benjy :)

another mac user? perfect! ;)

Beth said...

Did you go to the BeFunky website to do that? Great fun. A friend of mine took pictures of she and I, changed them on BeFunky and then posted our pictures on her blog!
I think Benjy looks better. ;)

Ruth said...

Your blog is full of photographic life and energy - lovely!

Benjy To Iimasu Inu said...

Michiko-tyan -
Marylaure wa nihongo o watashi ni oshiemashite, yooku benkyoo-shimashita kedo, hontoo ni totemo heta ni narimashita... Watashi wa niho to nihon no koto dai suki desu!! Nihon e ikitaii desu ga, jikan moo "doraru" ga nai desu. Nihon ni wa, inu no "quarantine" ga arimasu kara, nihon de iku koto musukashii desu - nihongo de, "quarantine" wa nan desu ka?
Watashi wa, eego mo huransugo dekimasu.
"Inu"-go wa, doko de mo (nihon, huransu, amerika....) onaaji desu - ii deshyooka nee!

Mary-Laure said...

BETH - actually, I just used my Mac's Photo Booth software.
I haven't heard about BeFunky but I should definitely check it out. It sounds fun, thanks for the tip.

Joyce said...

I love this Benjy Warhol art!!

Alya said...

Hahaha its great :)

Benjy said...

JOYCE - I love it too. I think I do Warhol better than Marilyn Monroe and Campbell soup cans.