Multiple and Long Exposures
Images in these galleries are made either by making several exposures which merge into a single exposure in the camera or by making long exposures with the subject moving during the exposure. In both methods, the result is what I think of as "multidimentional.
36 imagesThese photographs are from a work in progress, that will see more postings to the site in the future. These photographs are all multiple exposure images made entirely within the camera, and not in software. They are made by taking two or more exposures of trees either reflected on the surface of a pond or in the forest with the images combined into a single digital file in the camera. In these images, after each shot is taken, the camera is moved in some way and the next shot is taken.
19 imagesIn the midst of packed city streets people move about almost as though no one else is there. Eye contact is avoided at nearly all cost. But, sometimes, just once in awhile, humanity's need for human contact prevails and a chance or intended glance is exchanged. If you look carefully at these in-camera multiple exposures you just may be able to find one or two eyes looking at you, or looking at someone else in the crowd, from A Face In The Crowd. This series was composed standing on a bench in Times Square using a hand held digital camera and shooting multiple images of the same scene which combined in camera to form a single image. It is multiplicity of action, direction, intensity, subject and image, all in one. The first 12 of these images were included in a portfolio of in-camera multiple exposures which was selected as a Black & White Magazine 2015 Portfolio Contest winner and which also received the magazine's Portfolio Spotlight Award. This work is featured in a four page article in the magazine's October 2016 issue, Issue #117, which went on newsstands in August. The article is also featured on line at Black & White Magazine's website at http://bit.ly/2aP0zJZ which includes a full page discussion of the work and what drives my photography, as well as four of the imagers from the winning portfolio. This is a continuing body of work and will probably be produced as a photo book at some point. Prints are available in both limited editions and open editions, depending upon size.
17 imagesWARNING: The images in this gallery contain photographs of the human body. While none of the images show genitals, some may show portions of breasts, and images could conceivably be objectionable to some. You may not view these images unless you are 21 or older. These images are in-camera multiple exposures done in the studio using one or more people in interrelated posing, mostly planned in advance, with a desired compositional result and portrayal in mind. To make the images, a subject is placed in a given position, the shot is taken and then another position (somehow related to the first) is taken either by that subject or another (in which case the first subject leaves the shooting area) and another image is taken, and on and on until conclusion. The multiple images combine and merge "in-camera" into a single image. Occasionally, the subject remains stationary and the camera is moved as it takes each exposure, with all shots combined into a single image in the camera. Not at all as easy as it sounds. The first image in this gallery was selected as a winner in Black & White Magazine's 2015 Single Image Contest. This is a continuing body of work. Prints are available in both limited editions and open editions, depending upon size.
11 imagesThis series was named a winner in Black and Whlte Magazine's 2016 Portfolio Contest and also received a Merit Award in that contest. Four of the eleven photographs in the winning series were published in the magazine's August 2016 issue, Issue #116, on stands in June of 2016. The series uses slow shutter speeds to make long exposures with movement by one or both of the subjects during the exposure...What is it about? That's up to you. Prints are available in both limited editions and open editions, depending upon size.