Image Shifting - graphics-infused photography


Six Directions Photography is inspired by the beauty of Northern New Mexico and pays homage to the area’s distinctive mixture of Pueblan, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures. Using a unique post-processing editing style called “Image Shifting” (developed by Six Directions Photography), photographs are brought to life with bold colors and abstract forms produced in a luminescent format. The result is a vibrant, one-of-a-kind rendering of Native cultural items, vast desert landscapes, local architecture, and Americana artifacts found in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Artist's Statement

For quite some time my goal in photography has been to find a way to provide a more impactful visual experience for the viewer of the subjects I was photographing. I discovered that using a unique combination of several graphic and photographic image editing methods in the post-processing stage provided a path to my artistic vision of the original photographic subject. This collection is a culmination of those processes. I refer to it as "Image Shifting".

This post-processing method produces bright, bold images with brilliant luminescence and strong color saturation, bringing more depth to the image. I believe this provides a richer and more dynamic viewing experience. Due to the nature of the style and colors of these images, they are only offered in a metal print format in which a specially coated aluminum sheet is infused directly with dyes and finished with a high-gloss surface. As one photo printer puts it, “Images printed in this manner take on an almost magical and radiant light with vibrant colors and exceptional detail which produce breathtaking works of art.”

The pieces I feel are most representative of this style of art and are best suited for being reproduced as prints are in the "curated" collection. However, all pieces are available for online purchase with different sizes to choose from.

Adrian Skiles


To view the Image Shifting collections click on the SHIFT image below.


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