Multiple Exposure Abstract / Impressionistic Photography
Still photography generally is to record a scene, situation or object - showing it as it appears to the human eye.
In this project I have attempted to change the physical reality for the purpose of expressing my personal artistic response in terms of a concept or idea.
I wished to abandon the idea of exact photography, in order to leave an ‘impression’ of what I saw at the time.
Multiple exposure photography is something I have been experimenting with for around 5 years, but it was not till I experienced impressionistic photography that I realised this was merely a step on from what I had previously been doing. In these images I have been shooting ‘in the round’ - and in the style of Pep Ventosa - taking anything up to 60 images, and combining them together in a layer stack, which is then treated using blending modes, and opacity.
The result is an impression of the subject, leaving the viewer the opportunity to observe, and fill in the gaps themselves.
These images will ultimately be printed on a textured paper, and will be only a little bigger than A4 in size.
© Diane Seddon LRPS CPAGB BPE3