Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Be delighted by what can emerge in the layered world of visual echoes
|This Article Features Photo Zoom|
Over the many years I've been a photographer, I've experimented with a number of creative techniques. I began shooting film, way back when, and learned how to use the darkroom in college. I experimented with the basics, and then less mainstream techniques like double exposure to add an element of mystery to the final image.
There was a magic that occurred with this technique. The image became more than a photograph, more than just a single moment captured in time. Bringing these elements together with the unpredictability of this sort of fusion is one of the very first ways I fell in love with photography.
Fast-forward many years later, as I slowly shifted from my beloved film into the digital age, and it was as if I had to learn all over again the methods of creating photographs with that kind of layered texture and depth. The digital darkroom, which was in fact more convenient and accessible, became a playground of options for my experimental artist's heart. Although I've enjoyed that process, because I'm still drawn to creating work that includes the complexity of layers, I don't always have the time or the patience to create the layered images of my dreams, like I did back in college.
All reflections aren't created equal. There are mirrors, liquids, metallics and glasses of all types, to name a few. Each surface will offer a totally unique final result, and each image you create on or through that surface will yield something that's nearly impossible to reproduce.
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