Catalogue | Souvenirs | E-mail | Links
«waiting for my number to come up | Front | Friday Five. »

August 02, 2002
Left and right.

Some of my work investigates subtle changes in seemingly unchanged environments, observations of one subject over time, long exposures in photography and drawings.
The diptych below is a combination of three photographs, taken over a period of three minutes. Each one of the three photographs was taken with different camera settings. The Apertures were 4.7/8/11 and the times were 1/50sec, 1/10sec, 1/5sec. The three images are in no way identical. I originally intended to combine two of the images to a diptych, a twin image. I usually adjust and crop the source images in a way that gives them one very common image area. This creates a subconscious familiarity with the images when presented together. As I was adjusting the images for this process, I realized that I could keep all three exposures and create a diptych using the identical image information.
Both images in the diptych below start with the same amount of information, as they are assembled from the same set of three photographs. The effect of difference is created by aligning the images to the left or to the right eye of the image subject.


so very neat

Posted by: christa on August 2, 2002 04:52 PM

so it's not 6 snaps it's 3 yeah? so...then between the two--the diptych--there isn't difference it is just illusion in presentation or did i get it completely backwards...I must have read that 15 times that is probably my problem...I read before I looked how silly of me.

Posted by: em!ly on August 2, 2002 06:35 PM

I made three pictures. Each one of the pictures is different.
I layered the pictures.
The two pictures in the diptych are made from the same source images. One is focused on one eye, the other is focused on the other eye.

Posted by: Witold on August 2, 2002 06:47 PM

I think it's interesting that you chose such a distinct point as the eye to line up the images. I think people tend to focus their gaze on the eyes in a portrati, generally. I wonder if the effect would be as powerful had you chosen a less "focal" point like the bridge of the nose, or an ear.

Posted by: Todd on August 2, 2002 08:03 PM

You seem to find entire universes of ideas where most people forget to look...or they look, but do not see all the possibilities that lie therein.

Posted by: k on August 3, 2002 12:26 AM

Thank you so much. Any observation that might lead to a new way of looking at things is certainly worth a try. When things are most obvious, is when they are most dangerous. We know very little about the world that surrounds us. Assumptions are what makes our world faster and more efficient, but so much is lost in the process.
Thank you so much for the kind words.

Posted by: Witold on August 3, 2002 08:00 AM
Post a comment

Email Address:



Remember info?