I haven’t been taking a lot of photographs recently. I’ve been feeling like I need something new to explore with the camera, but while I wait for that to arrive, it’s given me reason to revisit my archives. There are a lot of images there for that I like for any range of reasons, but I have never worked with them to any finished form. So recently, I have been working at creating collages. I like the way that layers of things allow you to look at them for a long time and continually see different things make new discoveries. I like how it allows different compositional impulses to work at the same time – symmetrical and asymmetrical, static and dynamic. I love the sense of play in the process of creating them.
This image was created primarily out of images I took on the way home to Barcelona from a day out in Cadaques. A combination of light-noise shots derived from long exposures of the road and traffic, and dark silhouettes of road-side trees. There’s also a shot of some trees from Beijing in the mix.
I printed this image and hung it in our school community art exhibition. It’s sale has helped to raise funds to support our student service groups.
I like the feeling here of the coolness of a fading twilight, the ghosts of dancing shadows.
How does it strike you?
Nice collage – plus it was used for a noble purpose. Here’s a pat on the back from my end.
Thanks for your comment Vibha, and the pat on the back. Cheers.
Um, I kind of want to buy a copy of that print from you to hang in my new apartment next year! Seriously. I love it.
Hi Kathy. This can be arranged 🙂