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diptychs no. 2 & no. 3

May 18, 2010



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hello. more diptychs today.

i’m finding that putting together 2 photos like this is a good challenge. i think there are a few different ways to combine images in a diptych. i can combine 2 photos that share similarities … a similar color palette, pattern, composition, or other symmetry. along those same lines, i can combine 2 images with the same subject matter (here is a good example of this). the first diptych above fits into this category i think.

on the other hand, i can put together 2 photos that don’t share any obvious similarities (and these are the harder diptychs to do well, i think). but when it is done well, the result is surprising and often quite striking. i’m still working on this method. stay tuned.

and i wanted to share this:  First Year Teacher to His Students (by Gary J. Whitehead).  summer feels very far away right now, though i’m not sure why.  reading that poem helped.

a good day to you.

  1. May 18, 2010 8:14 am

    diggin’ the second, brian.

  2. May 18, 2010 8:17 am

    love them both. what a fun exploration for you this week!

  3. May 18, 2010 8:22 am

    that poem knocked me flat.

  4. May 18, 2010 8:35 am

    Brian, I like the soft textures and references of the 2nd one so so much. Thank you for sharing Gary Whitehead’s poem. It makes me feel (and remember) summers past with longing.

  5. May 18, 2010 9:00 am

    The first pair is a winner!

  6. May 18, 2010 9:59 am

    i don’t eat meat but oddly enough i love the first one :) great job

  7. May 18, 2010 10:12 am

    gorgeous. and yum.

  8. Jean P. permalink
    May 18, 2010 11:48 am

    Does diptych no. 1 NOT qualify as the second sort because both are of glass objects? You’re a better man than I am a woman in that regard. Of one thing…no, two things…I am certain. Diptych no. 3 is a warm, soft winner, and that poem slammed me right back to summers in my old home town. Thanks.

  9. May 18, 2010 1:48 pm

    Not sure if this has been brought to your attention yet, but have you seen James Turnley’s project, ? Photographers submit their photos to a flickr pool and he selects them in pairs to be featured on this blog. It’s neat-o!

  10. May 18, 2010 3:06 pm

    i love everything about that shoe shot. awesome, brian.

    xo Alison

  11. nina permalink
    May 18, 2010 3:38 pm

    i loved that poem too. reading (or listening to) the writer’s almanac is one of my favorite rituals of the moring.

    that pinecone print is amazing, all three prints looks so good together. happy day to you!

  12. May 18, 2010 3:59 pm

    I too have started to consider doing these and I love seeing you openly work through ideas and the process. Thanks for your constant inspiration!

  13. May 18, 2010 8:52 pm

    I’m enjoying your diptychs very much. The shoes are splendid. :-)

  14. May 18, 2010 9:57 pm

    Oh, how I love that poem. & thanks for sharing the beauty you do. -s

  15. May 18, 2010 10:01 pm

    thanks for introducing me to such a beautiful poem. hanging onto this one and passing it along!

  16. May 19, 2010 11:20 am

    love this one the best, i think. reminds me of the raw and the cooked somehow, maybe the anticipation’s the thing. the poem’s pure gold. thanks.

  17. Ashley Erin permalink
    May 19, 2010 5:03 pm

    This diptych series is fabulous! I really love the second shot here with the shoes and the fish pictures. It makes me think of my dad, and going fishing with him when I was little.

  18. May 19, 2010 11:32 pm

    These are great! The first one is especially wonderful.

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