Does photography have to be a single capture? Roby Lazar explains his approach to composites inspired by artist Jeffrey Smart.
"For this journey experimenting with composite images in a creative style, I decided to model my post-production techniques on a specific fine art style.
"There are currently many art styles that are popular with photographers and an example can be found in the static, precise image style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood that is being emulated in photographs showing artistic and detailed group theatrical figure studies. An Impressionist style is also being explored by those who are interested in Intentional Camera Movement.
"I am interested in the work of Jeffrey Smart, a highly successful exponent of the Modernist and Precisionist technique in Modern Art. I have taken the idea of using objects in unaccustomed positions, as with Surrealist images, so I revamped my city captures by adopting the idea of a precisionist depiction of a city landscape. However, I elected not just to copy the paintings, but to adapt my techniques and perceptions of the subjects to suit my own photographic style."
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