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James Frederick Bland
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Study in hue, value and chroma. Final corrections. 
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"Rite Aid / Nor'easter" oil on linen, 40 x 50 inches. A view to a memory. Influences from JMW Turner, Gustave Caillebotte, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth and Franz Kline /modern abstraction. Photography influences by Irving Penn. A crowded grey emptiness as a winter storm approaches, the violence of the acute angles formed by the forced perspective of the roof tops and streets challenges the viewer. 40 x 50 inches  Oil on linen, ( 2000 sq inches) figurative, abstract landscape. Original composition.
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Chroma value studies. 
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Mauve and sap green
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Cadmium Red and Sap Green as an limited  red/green palette.  Semi neutral at 10Y.  Hue and Chroma vary with the mixing, and tinting.  Red, Yellow Red, Yellow and Green Yellow.  Chroma varies from R 4/14 and GY 2/8 to Grey Chroma 1 and Chroma 2.   #limitedpalette   #munsell  
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Chroma and value study models in 5R and 5Y
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Chromium green 9.6 GY 3.5/5.5 and permanent mauve (single pigment) 7.5P 0.5/7. Mixed to a cool neutral. Similar, permanent green light and cobalt violet. Sap green and the violets mix to warm neutrals, ie reds and low chroma yellow. 
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10 BG 5/10 Vasari cobalt bright turquoise and 10 R 5/16 old holland cadmium orange. Exact neutral complement. Hue shifts to red and green. Strong mixers.

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French Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna Complement as a limited palette exercise.  Mixes to perfect neutral with a little patience.  Chroma and Hue changes as color is mixed.  Hue and Chroma also change as white is added [tint] to control values.
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  • Graydon Parrish Atelier
    Munsell Color System, 2015 - present
    Polishing artistic skills with career NYC / Boston artist Graydon Parrish.
  • Edward Povey Atelier
    Fine Arts oil painting, 2012 - 2014
  • United States Naval Academy
    BSc - Chemistry, Engineering, 1974 - 1978
  • Navy Nuclear Power School
    MSc -Nuclear, Systems Engineeing, 1979 - 1980
  • GE Mgmt. Development Course
    Corporate Mgmt.
  • Virginia Tech
    Ind. Eng. & Ops Research
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Commercial Photographer, Studio Artist, Producer, Art Director, Copywriter, Editor - Austin, TX
Full time professional photographer,Studio Artist producer, art director and marketing communications troubleshooter.

I'm infinitely curious.  

If you're going to create images, you should know something about life, the subject matter, and be able to understand complex relationships - you need history and skills.  

I'm a photographer.

Photography requires all of these skills; it's creative, it’s technical and there are interesting projects combining both of those qualities every day.

Words and phrases clients have used to describe me:

Meticulous, Can-Do, Personable, Positively Obsessed with the Craft, Intellectual, Intelligent, Creative, Embraces a Project, Asks clarifying questions … delivers, Passionate, Attentive, 

I have a history of professional accomplishment in public and private service.  I plan ahead, conceive alternatives and make contingencies.  I'm on time. I manage money, budgets and investments well.  I have advanced technical degrees and practical experience running complex systems and multi-million dollar projects in design and marketing capacities. Market-share, EBITA, and contribution margin are terms I'm intimately familiar with. I understand the pressures brand managers in corporate America are facing in the 21st century global economy.

People who succeed  creatively  are  those who have the humility to learn their craft, enough ego to withstand criticism, and the ambition to persist against all odds.  

If it’s about creativity and the bottom line, let me manage that for you and deliver impeccable results.
Freelance Commercial Photographer, Studio Artist
Film / Digital photography, Fine Arts Draughtsman / Painter, Engineer, Seamanship
  • James Frederick
    Artist, 2013 - present
    Commercial photographer and atelier trained abstract expressionist.
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    Freelance Commercial Photographer, present
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    Director PET/CT Product Management
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    Manager, Global Product Marketing
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    LT, Weapons Officer, Nuclear Fast Attack Submarine
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