Try Triptych

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You may ask, “why should I present my lomos in triptych?” For one thing, it looks cool. Secondly, if you scan your own negatives, you get to scan them faster and more efficiently. And thirdly, it can provide a story that you never intended.

No, that is not what you ate at your older sister’s wedding. The concept of triptych (pronounced "tree- eep-tick”) may have been originated by Greek speaking artists during the medieval period. The artists used the triptych as a writing tablet. Very likely, it has three panels in which the middle panel is flanked by two folding outer panels. Kind of like your grandmother’s purse.

Art triptychs have been around. They can be found in the early Christian churches. Modern artists Max Beckmann and Francis Bacon have used triptychs in their artworks. Photographer Annie Leibovitz has used it to portray her father’s death. But why did these artists depict their artwork in triptychs? Let me offer a theory. I think they wanted to be efficient. Triptychs offer three images in a single viewing. Dramatic images are shown like a comic book. Although each image may tell a separate story, the combination of the images allows the artist to unify and clarify the intended message in the triptych.

You may ask, “why should I present my lomos in triptych?” For one thing, it looks cool. Secondly, if you scan your own negatives, you get to scan them faster and more efficiently. And thirdly, it can provide a story that you never intended. How cool can that be?

written by juznobsrvr on 2010-05-07 in #gear #tipster

15 Comments

  1. nural
    nural ·

    Wow I really like this idea!!! Would be really cool!!!

  2. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    cool...but i need to own a scanner first :S

    great gallery !

  3. satomi
    satomi ·

    Those are amazing!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Sweet ! Too bad we can't submit any...

  5. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    a triptych can make three random photos look really cool !

  6. disdis
    disdis ·

    That's is cool! Great gallery!

  7. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    love your triptychs, damn cool stuff! The blurred shots are the best.

  8. rater
    rater ·

    Yeah, already checked these awesme photos at your home and I really liked the way you presented them as a 3 series! Really great!

  9. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Nice work!

  10. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    what a gallery :)

  11. ecchymoses
    ecchymoses ·

    so nice !

  12. juznobsrvr
    juznobsrvr ·

    hey thanks so much to all... your support and encouraging comments mean a lot to me... have a good one...

  13. nikkaxxx
    nikkaxxx ·

    Fantastic your Triptychs!!! love it! :D

    XxX

  14. emma-sailor
    emma-sailor ·

    im totally into interesting arrangement of photos, when i get my prints back i stick them in the scanner 3 at a time and then crop photos with bits of other photos still visible or pair them up, it really makes a difference sometimes!

  15. emma-sailor
    emma-sailor ·

    im totally into interesting arrangement of photos, when i get my prints back i stick them in the scanner 3 at a time and then crop photos with bits of other photos still visible or pair them up, it really makes a difference sometimes!

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