Click to preview The Amdahl Graphics, 1974, 1975, 1976 photo book

I created these digital images 1974, 1975 and 1976 using an Amdahl main frame computer, with output to a Cal-Comp pen plotter.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part is images based on mathematical formulas
applied to four surfaces of a cube. The whole process began as a challenge from an instructor based on my response to an assignment. My original solution had been elegantly simple; his challenge was to increase the number of

The second part is figurative images, based on line drawings that were digitized on a drafting table modified with internal sensors to record cursor movements. This was a result of
reimbursement, using ‘computer dollars’ by the faculty, for lost photographs which allowed me continued use of the computer even though I was no longer a student.

The figurative drawings became the basis for a series of paintings and have been documented in a book, Night Visions from Laputa.

The book was originally compiled as a 35th
anniversary project in 2009.


About the Author

Raymond St Arnaud
starnaud Victoria, BC, Canada
The world presents itself and I observe. There are times the observation becomes an obsession. Sometimes, a casual encounter. These moments become the photographs I interpret by exaggeration or simplification. I have been an exhibitor since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints through 150 exhibitions, primarily in US university, college, and community galleries in 31 American States; in BC, Alberta, Ontario and in web galleries in Canada, Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. I now publish books of current and past projects as a means of closure and completion. My images are marketed in the United States by and are also available on Born and educated in Alberta, I moved to the coast in 1984, and have been living in Victoria since 1986. .

Publish Date  February 19, 2012

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  80 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art

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