benjibean asked: Can i ask you a few questions about your cubism/joiners work for my project? 1) is there any themes, messages or story in your cubism works? 2) How do you make your cubism pieces? and how long do they take to produce? 3)Where do you get your influences from and what inspires you?
The only theme i use in my work i use a lensbaby to shot with or a tilt and shift lens i shoot over 200 images normally and will use from from 20 to over a 100 from the scene i am shooting which normally are cityscape’s with people in the shot, the people i wait from them to be in a certain area of the scene so it means standing in one spot for a period of time shooting different people i move the lens to blur or distort the people which i add later when i put together the montage in photoshop by hand i dont use any software so a few hours work depending on the amount of images i use in the composition of the picture, i also move the lens to distort buildings adding blur or bokhe etc into the image which i add later in the composition ,i add textures sometimes shoot from the spot i stood to shot the images eg the pavement, building wall ,window,door from areas in the scene so the final image is a creation from that one spot that i stood
Coming from the north of England i went to David Hockney’s gallery in Bradford where a selection of his photography is on display so this inspired me to try doing this from of photography as its different from just taking a photograph ,in that you create the scene that you want using the multiple images that you have shot .
Also another artist from northern England who painted street scenes was LS Lowery he also inspires me as the people he paints are a type of distorted figure elongated in shape so using the lensbaby i find i can elongate a human shape and add it in my composition
The picture from a local shopping mall i have posted is made up from over 70 images that took over 2 hours to shoot and about 4 hours work in selecting from over 200 images the ones to make the final picture the textures came from off the floor
LS Lowery work
Hockney picture that inspired me