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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Post-photography group photos of Gary McLeod
Gary McLeod explains his approach to group photos...
WH: Your group photographs are amazing. How do you make them?
GM: I locate the group in an interesting place. Then start shooting.
WH: The group as a whole?
GM: Individually, in pairs, even in small groups.
WH: Multiple photos?
GM: I take a lot of shots. Sometimes hundreds. Process them. Then arrange them in a montage.
WH: It takes time?
GM: A sitting can take an hour or two. Processing and constructing much longer.
WH: And what genre is this?
GM: You might see it as post-photography. The image is not technology-driven, a single lens-defined image. The artist manipulates the images to create a unique vision.
Gary's group photos are constructions using deconstructed images joined together.
An introduction to the group portraits of Gary MacLeod is here.