In these days a lot of people is sending me an image of one of my pictures on the wall of their houses. I thank them for choosing my images and for supporting my work. I remind you that it’s always possible to buy prints of my pictures: shipping is available in a lot of countries, in Europe and United States. If you want to add colors to your walls, write me here for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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My week in Chicago, in June, it’s been a great occasion to realize a new set for my project Urban Melodies. Chicago is a city full of beautiful glimpses, lights, buildings and other stuff like that: it’s perfect for my series. In this gallery you can find a selection with some of my new images.
Today, six years ago, I did my first test with a multi-layered image. I did some works and then I wrote to a friend of mine to ask an advice: “”I’m trying to do some work superimposing photos, but for now I only did a few tests… but I want to do it again to do it better, I want to send it to you so you can tell me if you think that it can get out a nice idea”. The first test was very poor, but there was a potential behind. Six years later, today, my project Urban Melodies permits me to do this job, it’s been recognized and sold in a lot of countries in the world. I’m so grateful for this luck and the opportunity to try to do this career, even with all the difficulties and the worries. Something is sure: I’ll never forget that 14 December 2012…
I follow french photographer Louis Dazy since longtime and every time I see a new image of his project “Neon Life” I feel something swimming inside me, like an emotion that I can’t stop, an inspiration that I can’t define. Louis tells, through film photography, the poetry of the night like no other. In his multiple exposures you can feel something melancholic and onyric at the same time, every image is spontaneous and unpremeditated, every scene comes under a sudden inspiration. Furthermore I can see something cinematic inside Louis’ works, as scenes from an indie movie I’d like to watch.
Enjoy his incredible images, fall in love with them and begin follow Louis Dazy now, it really worths.
[ENG] Everytime I see a picture I can remember what I was doing there, sometimes I can also remember my feelings in that moment… Well, when I took this picture, “Traffic Jam”, I was in New York City. I just had visited the Museum of Modern Art in a late afternoon, when I decided to make a walk in the neighborhood. Finally I’ve walked toward Park Avenue, where I found a beautiful traffic jam (well, if we can consider beautiful a traffic jam!). I shot three pictures in the middle of the pedestrian cross with the 62th Street. The light just after the sunset was incredible: it was 5pm and there was an incredible shade of blue reflected in the buildings, on the windows, mixed with the lights of the cars in line. Maybe Pollock’s art, watched at MoMa just 30 minutes before, inspired me in some way: I was fascinated by that chaos. When I began my series Urban Melodies, these three pictures taken in Park Avenue were choosen by me to realize that kind of project I had in my mind. Well, It worked a bit, isn’t it?
[ITA] Ogni volta in cui osservo una mia fotografia posso ricordare cosa stavo facendo in quel luogo, a volte posso anche ricordare cosa mi passava per la mente in quel momento… Beh, quando ho scattato questa foto, “Traffic Jam”, mi trovavo a New York. Avevo appena visitato il Museum of Modern Art in un tardo pomeriggio, quando decisi di fare due passi in quella zona. Alla fine ho camminato fino a Park Avenue, dove ho trovato un bellissimo ingorgo di macchine (insomma, se possiamo considerare bellissimo un ingorgo!). Ho scattato tre foto nel mezzo delle strisce pedonali all’altezza della 62a Strada. La luce subito dopo il tramonto era incredibile: erano le 5 del pomeriggio e c’era un incredibile sfumature di blu riflessa nei palazzi, sulle finestre, mescolata alle luci delle automobili in coda. Forse l’arte di Pollock, che avevo visto al MoMa solo 30 minuti prima, in qualche modo mi ha ispirato: ero affascinato da quel caos. Quando ho cominciato la mia serie Urban Melodies, scelsi quelle tre fotografie scattate in Park Avenue per realizzare quel tipo di progetto che avevo in mente. Beh, un po’ ha funzionato, non è vero?
Sometimes I receive comments or emails where people ask me: “How do you realize your Urban Melodies?”. Well, I wrote something about it in The Art Of Superimposition, but this time I want to show you how I have realized one of my most appreciated multiple exposures, Traffic Jam. Usually I use four or five pictures of the same subject, but in this case I worked with only three images, these:
First step: I’ve layered the second image on the first and I took down opacity. In this way:
Then I did the same thing with the third image:
Finally I’ve fixed luminosity, contrasts and tones in order to have the final image:
This article was a guest post that I wrote six months ago for the amazing site Photolisticlife, that I really suggest you to visit.
Sometimes a picture talks, but also a picture needs someone within to talk! If a picture talks, think how much four or five pictures could tell when put together in a unique image. Superimposing photos is like an art that needs creativity, fantasy, curiosity, most of all, lots of patience. It’s like a puzzle, an enigma to solve; a solution exists, the right combination exists, but we have to find it. There are no preset rules, only the rules that we decide to impose, and I think that these rules are in the four words I quoted a few lines ago; creativity, fantasy, curiosity, and patience.