As a lover of art and photography, I often see pieces of art that I wish I had thought of creating… and David Hockney’s amazing photograph collages are one of these.
On a recent visit to Salts Mill, Saltaire, England I saw some amazing art work by David Hockney featuring collages of photos and polaroids put together in a patchwork to create one complete art piece.
Hockney created these photomontage works mostly between 1970 and 1986 and referred to them as ‘Joiners’ rather than collages – the first ever ‘joiner’ occured accidently when Hockney was trying to create a painting of his living room. He photographed individual areas of the room and glued them together for reference and in turn created a narrative of movement in one image.
David Hockney’s collages combine his fascination with perspective and cubism and even plays with time with some of his photos taken at slightly different times to create constant movement within the piece. Initially the subject would move whilst being photographed so that the final narrative would show the movements seen from the photographer’s camera however, in later works Hockney changed his technique and moved the perspective around the subject instead.
The South African photographer David Goldblatt is known for his lucid black and white photography of South African apartheid and its aftermath. This Parisian show boasts Goldblatt's work as a visual journalist and as a personal historian.
For the beginner, encountering film photography can be intimidating, as it often requires much thought than in digital photography. But when you do get to learn the ropes, it becomes part of the habit, and there's definitely a payoff in shooting analogue.
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Today, film photography and analogue techniques are being treated as more of an experiment as digital photography remains as the mainstream medium. Photographer Michell Campeau romanticizes everything analogue with his own collection of found photographs.
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Very often you will see kids today with their noses touching the screen of a tablet. While this may all develop children's fascination and curiosity, as a parent, you actually lose quality time with them. It's the holidays and it's the perfect time to share your love for analogue photography.
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Enrico Ratto is the founder of the Italian magazine Maledetti Fotografi, where each month the most interesting international photographers are interviewed aiming to create a timeless photography cultural heritage. Meet our new TEN AND ONE AWARDS judge!
The best artists are not the popular or the wealthy ones. Not all the time, and definitely not 'often'. It's the passionate artist, who's a hero of his or her own right. Japanese photographer Mii Yatogi breathes, lives, and sleeps analogue. Read our interview with her here at Lomography Magazine.