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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

15 comments

  1. nural

    nural

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

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  2. ahleng90

    ahleng90

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

    great gallery !

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  3. satomi

    satomi

    Those are amazing!

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  4. stouf

    stouf

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

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  5. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    a triptych can make three random photos look really cool !

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  6. disdis

    disdis

    That's is cool! Great gallery!

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  7. leela_dark

    leela_dark

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

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  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!

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  9. kdstevens

    kdstevens

    Nice work!

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  10. paper_doll

    paper_doll

    what a gallery :)

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  11. ecchymoses

    ecchymoses

    so nice ! <3 !

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  12. juznobsrvr

    juznobsrvr

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

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  13. nikkaxxx

    nikkaxxx

    Fantastic your Triptychs!!! love it! :D

    XxX

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  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!

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  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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