Friday, November 1, 2019

Seeing Double

Windswept by Sara Harley
I have been struggling with the concept of duality.

Brooding, monochromatic images versus colourful and happy ones. Vast horizons versus intimate landscape details. Shooting on location versus working at home. I could go on.

I believe that sometimes it helps to put things down in words, and I wrote thoughts in my workbook about layers. 

Our lives are built upon layers of experience. Each stage of life brings challenges that we may, or may not, have been expecting.

Either we are strong enough to deal wit them, or we falter. Success or failure creates the layers that are our essence. These layers of experience define who we are.

In my photographic journey, I am becoming more and more dissatisfied with capturing a pretty picture. I feel that simply composing a frame and clicking a shutter isn't enough for me. 

So, my dilemma has become how to create a multi facted image,something complex that is more than just a pretty picture.

As a first step, I have been experimenting with double exposures, combining two photographs taken from different perspectives on the same day, at the same location, into one image.

Is the concept a good one? Does it matter? I'm not sure.

The only thing I am sure about is that I want to play with this idea in the coming year.

Ribbon In The Sky by Sara Harley
Ribbon In The Sky

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