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Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

Hidden Agendas

some of you know some don't know that i've been hiding my face or name in many of my works. mostly as a joke, but partly a secret watermark. i'm betting other people do something like this, hide their name somewhere in the background or such, so post those things up there. your face, i guess a self portrait (though not as the main character since we have self portrait threads), your name or some odd symbol you might hide in there that only some people know about.

i try to hide myself in all my digital work somewhere on the piece. not all of it is obvious, often i just simply forget until the end. but when i see an opportunity i shove something in there. like the general version of me will be in the next coming piece. eventually i'll have a bunch as a collectors series.

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in this one i'm doing a superman towards the center, where they are trapped in glass

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i almost forgot on this one, but i found a spot in the center of the hat.

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i'm found in 2 spots on this one, using something from another piece.

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i'm on the right in that glass jewel

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you can just barely see me in the moon


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the funny thing about this one is that after i stamped the can, there's a guy on the other can that already has my look, neat. and of course tossing my name in there never hurts any.

so does anyone else do this kind of stuff?


---Mike Savad


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Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

I haven't but think it is a very creative idea.

 

Jenny Armitage

1 Year Ago

This is fun, kinda like where's Waldo.

 

Great subject for a thread Mike.

My personal hidden and open themes revolve around Biblical themes and revelations... Many are hidden and some are open reference to those who have an eye to see or curiosity to take a step further....

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Roseann Caputo

1 Year Ago

LOL Where's Savad? Actually, think about it Mike, you might be able to make some specialty pieces for that.

[waves at Glenn] Haven't seen you in a bit.

 

Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

I was thinking of using your likeness hidden in all my work. & then I could use the Tag words ; " where's.... Mikie ? ".

& I wouldn't have known that guy in the Eggs image wasn't you. That way pretty cool.

 

Janice Drew

1 Year Ago

The first thing that came to mind was the hidden pictures in Highlights magazine. Then U.S. currency and their security features.

This is a pretty cool thing to do. Always thinking, Mike.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

little by little i manage a way to hide myself. but i don't want to over do it, it has to look natural. sometimes i'll cover another photo in the image. or a piece of a sign. i may replace a name plate in an address label with my name. i try different methods. right now i have 14 different versions of me for this site, from these projects (one of them blinks, but this site nulls that). and another 14 of the hidden versions so i can reuse them as needed. and there are different versions. though of course these do take extra time, but i think the result is worth it.

some of them are continuations

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if you read the newspaper article in the ones i posted, this one is the next in that theme.

if you do a search in my gallery using the word - self - all of them should pop up. the self ones usually have a face in in them. if it's just a name, i don't bother.

---Mike Savad

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

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i'm not officially in this, but the pumpkin was experimental in this...


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Diana Sainz

1 Year Ago

That's Awesome Mike...I have mine on a few, not on FAA, but yours are much more creative! kudos!

 

Very creative! I would like to do something simular but since my work is mainly photography I can't think of how this would work for me.

 

Lol Janine!

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

there was a guy? still a guy? i think his daughter died at a certain age (probably getting the story wrong), and her name was Nina. and he's a sketch artists, all his work he would hide his daughters name, i think 7 times inside the sketch. so when you saw it, you would really have to study the image to find them all hidden in there. it might be in the hair all long and wispy. or in other places.. i think 7 was her age.

---Mike Savad

 

Phyllis Beiser

1 Year Ago

Genius! This could be a safeguard for theft as well as just interesting.....

 

Sydne Archambault

1 Year Ago

LOL Janine, thats funny!

I wish I could do that sometimes, but have not done something that it would work with.

 

Lisa Phillips

1 Year Ago

Mike, it was Al Hirschfeld who hid his daughter Nina's name in his sketches for the New York Times Sunday Entertainment Section. I have fond memories of searching for Nina's as a child. Sometimes there were 4 or 5 and on a really great Sunday, as many as 9! He hid a lot of them in the hair of the entertainers.

 

Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

Mike Savad's face floating in a dew drop on a flower petal. Mike's face on the head of a butterfly with a mustache.


Seriously, I think this is an excellent way to brand your work.

It provides another form of security, & recognition.


& it really adds an additional sense of satisfaction for your collectors Mike. Not only do they have a piece of your work, but a piece of you in it.
They can smile smugly if they are the only one aware that you are in it, or it becomes conversational when others join in to find you.
A great way to get all the intricate details of your work observed - which can only lead to a greater appreciation for it.
Kudos . Brilliant, of course.

 

Tony Murray

1 Year Ago

There are four people in this. I'm the upper left. The fluid in the glass magnifies the image.
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Tony Murray

1 Year Ago

The "Old" ones remember this one.

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Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

that space version has a few of them besides me there - it also has a mustache flower and a mustache gear on the top.


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Love it, Mike! And love your works! BTW, are you and Susan Savad related?

 

Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

Mike- which one exactly is the space one, is it posted above ?

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

susan is my mother.

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this one


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Brian Wallace

1 Year Ago

I have put myself in a couple of my images but not really trying to hide it. Just didn't have someone else to use at the time...

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Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

Ok, I get it now. The flower mustache is teensy tiny w/o the resolution box.

I just adore the Steampunk -Starry night. Fabulous idea.

 

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