Tracy Jacobs works out of his home in Jacksonville, Florida where his three PC's run 24 hours a day to create his ray traced images. Tracy's pictures are entirely 3D modeled. No scanned images are used. The jpeg images available on SITO have been compressed and rendered down to make them suitable for transferring over the phone lines. The original image files are very large, up to 160 megabytes.
I sometimes go directly to a printer for my output, but most of the time I use film.
Why film (photographic negatives/positives) ? There are many reasons why I use photographic prints instead of electronic printing like Iris, dye-sub, large format ink jet ..etc... The most important reason being, it's the only medium that is capable of reproducing exactly what I see on the monitor. I want my bright yellows to be bright yellow and my blues to be true blue, and I do not want to see dot patterns, no matter how close I'm looking at the print. Using color photographic paper I can get true continuous-tone prints at sizes up to 40" x 60". Going to film, instead of going directly to a printer, opens up many avenues of producing unique prints. I can use all sorts of different papers, each delivering a different feel. I generally stick with Kodak's Ektacolor Portra II paper. Its color matches the computer image very well, and it is affordable. I use Duratrans (Transparent photographic plastic) for any picture that has a light source in the background. It makes for an interesting effect. I use Duraflex (a high contrast polyester base photographic paper) whenever I have a picture that is predominantly black and white, but contain small amounts of color. Most one of a kind originals are printed on Duraflex.
All of my works are for sale. If you are interested in purchasing a picture or just wanting to leave a comment, please feel free to leave me some mail. All question & comments are welcome.
For a corporate presentation please contact one of the following:
560 BROADWAY SOHO
NYC NY 10012
Ph# (212) 226-4406
8889 BRIERWOOD RD
JACKSONVILLE FL 32257
Ph# (904) 459-5555
ATTN: GLENN MOREL
For viewing of framed works:
319 N. FIRST STREET
JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL 32250
Contact Tracy for pieces that will be on display.
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COPYRIGHT STATEMENT: "Artist Custom #1" - You may freely copy and distribute any works of Tracy Jacobs, as long as, there are no modifications to the image. Any and all of the pictures may be printed via publications or distributed via CD-ROM when prior permission from the artist is given. All pictures are copyrighted.
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