Sunday, December 28, 2008

Yamasaki ko-ji

You can see more of Yamasaki ko-ji's work here

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Post: part 4

You can see more of Lydia's work here

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Post : part 3

You can see more of Lindsay's work here

Holiday Post : part 2

You can see more of Matt Simpson's work here

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Post : part 1

You can see more of Kate Sawyer's work here

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gracie Devito

You can see more of Gracie's work here

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Grant Willing

you can see more of Grant's work here

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Brittany Chavez // Makes me smile

This was taken to honor Brittany and her boyfriends 11 month anniversary. Sweetness.

you can see more of Brittany's work here

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jeff McLane

Beverly 02 from Exteriors

and I just love these:

View Camera (front and back) from Mechanical Reproduction

and this:

Mural Enlarger from Mechanical Reproduction

you can see more of Jeff's work here

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gilda Davidian

me and mom

me and grandma

me and dad

me and michelle
from You and Me

you can see more of Gilda's work here

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hee Seung Chung

from Persona

Within this body of work, I have produced a series of portraits of actors playing their characters. My interest was focused on the relationship with the staged and authentic emotion, as displayed by actors. By photographing actors' facial expressions at the moment of absorption into a character's emotional state, I have examined the psychological process with which actors' persona becomes their own temporary reality.

you can see more of Hee Seung's work here

Friday, November 28, 2008

Pete Voelker

from here's looking at you

Dan sent me a link to Pete's work and I just love this one.

you can see more of Pete's work here and here

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Laura Noel

from Fiction

The photographs in this body of work are like the first sentence of a short story, only the ending can never be certain.

I pair images together to enhance the stories I sense in the emotional landscape around me. I fracture the story into diptychs so the line where the two images meet becomes the seam between fact and fiction, reality and longing, the universal and the personal.

The major theme running through Fiction is the struggle to be an individual in an increasingly homogeneous society, both in my own life and in the lives I imagine for others. Like a novel, there are several subplots and stories within stories.

you can see more of Laura's work here

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Just Awesome

Stefani posted these on her wonderful world of schmeep

They are found photos that she made her own (quite beautifully and originally I might add)

you can see more of Stefani's work here

History Post

What could be simpler, after all, than the lateral pairing of images? (found here)

The oldest surviving consular diptych is one commissioned by Anicius Petronius Probus, consul in the western empire in 406. It is unique not only for its extreme antiquity but also as the only one to bear the portrait of the emperor (Honorius in this instance, to whom the diptych is dedicated in an inscription full of humility, with Probus calling himself the emperor's "famulus" or slave) rather than consul. (found here)

Definition: A painting consisting of two panels, traditionally hinged together. (found here)

A diptych is a sort of notebook, formed by the union of two tablets, placed one upon the other and united by rings or by a hinge. These tablets were made of wood, ivory, bone. or metal. Their inner surfaces had ordinarily a raised frame and were covered with wax, upon which characters were scratched by means of a stylus. Diptychs were known among the Greeks from the sixth century before Christ. They served as copy-books for the exercise of penmanship, for correspondence, and various other uses. The Roman military certificates, privilegia militum, were a kind of diptych. Between the two tablets others were sometimes inserted and the diptych would then be called a triptych, polyptych, etc. (found here)

and there is another Diptych blog! although I dont know how much it has in common with this one.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Karin Apollonia Muller

City Blues from Bunkerscapes

Wells Fargo from Bunkerscapes

“Bunkerscapes” is dealing with the space of Los Angeles downtown. In this series I create tryptics. I am interested in giving a sense of an existence of the world, in looking from one image to another, but I also wanted to suggest a fracturing and splintering off - of the world becoming fragmented and breaking apart.

Griffith from On Edge

In “Edges” I am interested in how the earth crumbles away and how in our desperate attempt we are trying to control or hide the subtle invasion of nature in cultivated space.

you can see more of Karin's work here

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nicole Belle

"Untitled" from her Apartment series

you can see more of Nicole's work here

(thanks Carmen)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sharon Lockhart

Maja and Elodie, 2003
2 Chromogenic prints

Sharon Lockhart's eloquent, carefully composed still and moving pictures explore the conventions of film and photography, and the complex relationship between these two visual forms. Wide ranging in subject matter, the Los Angeles-based artist's work is characterized by narrative ambiguity, lush detail and an air of contemplative quietude. In some pieces, like the diptych Maja and Elodie (2003), she emphasizes the role of the observer by presenting two nearly identical photographs side by side, inviting viewers to consider not only the imagery at hand but also the pleasure and profundity of the act of looking at it. Drawing upon structural and documentary filmmaking traditions, Lockhart's art strikes a balance between intimacy and objectivity, addressing the nature of self-representation and anthropologic inquiry.

you can see more of Sharon's work here

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jennifer Cox

I just found Jennifer Cox on Flickr and I'm falling in love.

I lift my lids and all is born again

Black Magic

Be Brave!

Wild Horses

For me diptychs are mainly about telling a story, I have a film background and I tend to want to tell stories all the time... for me photographs are a way of trying to communicate something, to capture a certain feeling I wouldn't otherwise express... so using diptychs enables me to convey a narrative: by juxtaposing two images I force the viewer to make a connection between them, to try and find meaning in them and by doing so I ask them to invent a story to go with the images.

you can see more of Jennifer's work here

Friday, November 14, 2008

Desert Diptychs (+ triptychs)

I was in Joshua Tree last weekend and took a lot of photographs. This is what I've been playing around with so far...(more to come).

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Carmen Winant

Disposable Diptychs: Carmen has been posting a few of these on her lovely blog. I especially like this one.

you can see more of Carmen's work here

Half Frame Cameras // Dan Abbe

I was just informed that there are toy cameras out there that are half frame and make diptychs IN CAMERA! Wow - major revelation for this blog...and me. Turns out there are a quite a few out there. For your learning and looking pleasure:

Golden Half

Olympus Pen EE

Yashica Samurai X4.0

Thanks to Dan Abbe for introducing me to this so I can share it right here on this blog. Here is one of his photos taken with the Golden Half.

you can see more of Dan's work here
you can learn more about half frame cameras here & here

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

35 Years

This is from a project I did in 2006 on my parents relationship. At the time I made these portraits they had been together for 35 years. I was looking at their relationship and trying to find a way to show how so much had happened while so much had remained the same.