Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thomas Barbey

Barbey's work is always spectacularly fascinating. In this picture especially, the molding of the two images is beautifully done. Even the paradoxical idea of the river underwater and the proportion shift from people and houses to the pool ladder looks unnervingly natural. Venice really should not fit so easily underwater. I have done several double exposures before, but never anything more complex then overlaying patterns on other images. However, I would love to try more difficult images in future work; probably nothing this challenging, but something that involves more dogging and burning to create the apparent unity of the images, rather then the typical transparent pictures I have done before. 

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