I’m thoroughly enjoying reading the book titled “Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus: Modern Photography Explained” by Jackie Higgins. (Available at Waterstones) and enjoyed reading about the artist Idris Khan. In particular, his densely layered imagery which bring together moments in time, history & experience into one image.
It inspired me to create some multi-layered images of my own using photographs I have taken over the years. The three subjects I chose are:
- Milton Keynes Wheel (2006-2007)
- Ampthill Town Centre (2010 onwards)
- My Tree (2014-2020)
To create these images I:
- Found all the photographs I’d taken of each subject over the years
- Imported them into Adobe Lightroom, increased the exposure and converted the photos into black & white
- Exported the photographs so I had new images with strong outlines
- Imported the images into Photoshop and adjusted the positioning of each image to overlay the last correctly
- Reduced the opacity of each layer to between 2-20%
Layering all the images on top of each other to create a new image that contains all the elements of various years, compositions and seasons.