Multiple Imagery Assignment
Professor Terry Towery
The point of this assignment is to encourage you to think about how images relate to each other. Images act one way when alone and another when used in consort with others as well as when used with text. Every day we are inundated by images and, for the most part, they do not act alone. Magazine pages relate to the opposing page as well as the previous and following page. Billboards and posters relate to the text within them as well as to the images around them. Web pages use animated gifs.
at least five objects utilizing more than one image in each piece.
Suggestions include, but are not limited to;
artists books - Bookbinding is an art in itself.
multiple imaging techniques - Jerry Uelsmann. What Photoshop was invented for...
collage and montage - Hannah Hoch,
storyboards - a la Duane Michals
fracturing a single image into multiple images - rip it up, cut it out, sew it together
the use of text - Which comes fist the words or the image?
serial imagery - flipbooks, Triptyches, diptyches, ...
Photo comic books - Hey why not, there aren't many that I know of...
Transfers - polaroid and rubbings. Canon Fierys are great for this.
Photographers from the earliest days have used multiple imagery for a variety of purposes and effects. From early photographers such as Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Rejlander to the constructivists, futurists, dadaists and surrealists to the explorations in the sixties of Jerry Uelsmann, Duane Michals and Andy Warhol to the postmodernists such as John Baldessari, photographers have used multiple imagery. Look back through this rich history or invent your own.