publisher: Personal project

type: Photo collage

spec notes: Digital photos in Photoshop collage

Inspired by David Hockney’s collages, these are digital photos taken from a single point of view and collaged into a contiguous image. The sizes of the individual images were not modified in order to re-create the effect Hockney achieved with printed photos. A surprise discovery while carrying out this method was how much the narrative of the final image changes depending on choices about which individual image to stack above or below, visible or covered, as different frames contain elements that appear here or there as they move across the whole background.

Of course, now there are apps that do this for you.