Inspired by Duane Michals

So I can say that I have been struck with a lightning bolt of inspiration after yesterday’s critique from 6 – 9 and I discovered 2 photographers, Ralph Gibson (whose aesthetic I’m trying to emulate) as well as Duane Michals whose narrative collage structure I am trying to copy.

I made some photographs of my friends William and Liza in Goddard yesterday when the sunlight was incredibly evocative. (I think it was around 2pm or 3pm). I cropped out close-ups on specific features and arranged them in a grid. I think I am going to try and experiment with the whole photo narrative concept for a bit and see how I like it.

If you notice closely, the crops that I have made on the portraits highlight the parts of the face that make that portrait important to me.

Here are the photos I made.

This is the series I am the most happy with. I photographed closeups, and then cropped them in the 4:5 aspect ratio, while dividing their bodies into the 3 parts that I found the most interesting. They both are mirroring each other, engaging in similar activities irrespective of the other person, which I found pretty comical.

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