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Adam Ferriss | on Tumblr (b.1988, USA) - Zero-Player Game

Los Angeles based artist Adam Ferriss presents a sundry of photographic phantasmagoria. After receiving a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he currently resides. His work includes RGB Tricolor separation, mashed pixel array data, color & black & white photographs. For this particular collection of greyscale patterns, Ferriss used code written in the popular programming language Processing that employed two techniques: pixel sorting and cellular automata. Starting with a photograph of a wave crashing against a craggy shore, Ferriss first used code to sort the pixels from brightest to darkest (his program was a tweaked version of one written by fellow artist Jeff Thompson). Then Ferriss made a greyscale version of that image and sorted its pixels again. At this point in the process, the original ocean scene is totally unrecognizable, having been rearranged pixel by pixel into a bouquet of monochrome diamonds. (cf. Fast Co Design) You can visit his website or follow his Tumblr for more work.

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