CONEY 2017 is a digital photo collage, shot on assignment last month at Coney Island and appearing in this month’s Family Circle magazine. This style of collage has been the backbone of my assignment photo collage work developed in the 90’s. The spherical shape has its roots in earlier work such as Boat, Cape Cod from 1981. Is it art? I’m not sure that question ever mattered.
Indecisive Moments – PARK AVE 2007 is an early digital sketch collage of Park Avenue looking North @ 39th Street. Shot using long exposure times with a Canon G6, incorporating movement to suggest painterly gestures and motion. All part of the ongoing battle against the tyranny of the single frame / decisive moment mentality, to create something with a more expansive sense of time, among other things.
BLOWN A WISH 2017 is a collage of mobile phone panoramic strips. There is some camera movement to create the feeling of motion and fluidity. Every time I feel like I’ve come full circle with panoramic collage, I take another trip around the circle….
May as well start at (or near) the beginning. One fine Winter day our photography instructor at SUNY Purchase, the esteemed Jed Devine, took us to Rye Playland for a photo sojourn. I was fooling around with making simple strip panoramas at the time. The top sphere and the middle strip are the same images, configured differently. That got me thinking…