dillonk
3 years ago1,000+ Views
David Hockney's "Joiners" Part 2 (The 35mm Compositions)
Although this is NOT Polaroid photography per say, Hockney's work was originally inspired by his Polaroid joiners. If you have not seen the first part of this series, please see this card: http://www.vingle.net/posts/356453 Here is a short bit of information on Hockney, copied from the first part: David Hockney is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, and for our purposes he was also an avid polaroid photographer. Early in the 1980s, Hockney began to produce photocollages. He called them "joiners." He began at first using Polaroid prints and then later 35mm colored prints. Hockney used a many Polaroid pictures in-order to make a singled composite image. Hockney created his "joiners" accidentally. During the late 1960s he noticed that many photographers were using popular wide-angled lenses in their photography. Hockney did not like the distortion that came with wide-angled lenses. While he was working on a painting of his living room, he took Polaroid pictures of the room and glued them together. He never intended for the photographs to be a composition on its own. However, upon looking at the final composition he noticed that the glued-together photographs created a narrative, as if the viewer of the composition was moving throughout the room. Inspired, Hockney began to work more in this style of photographic compositions.
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Really nice works. I might like this better than the first part, the unstructured nature of the 35mm collage allows him to be more creative with the compositions!
3 years ago·Reply
Yes, the 35mm works are a very nice change up from Polaroids. However I think both are really nice in their own ways
3 years ago·Reply
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