Trichoto(me) March 7, 2014 | drawandshoot The little foot paths in our minds, firm and grooved from gentle barefoot pacing. [An in-camera triple exposure layered with another photograph] © Karen McRae, 2014 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Boof, first like! ❤ I really really like the slow release of the hand. Like a ticking clock…. or a metronome.
Woo hoo! : )
The ticking of a clock or metronome fits nicely. Thanks, Moofie.
I like that word.
Thank you, Anthony.
…or rising of the head and hand, slowly becoming aware….very nice!
Yes, that’s it exactly. Things culminating…
Unusual. ephemeral and wondrous.
That’s very kind, Victor, thank you!
Excellent Karen I like it very much!
Thanks, Phil, I’m happy you do!
I like this almost 18C Old Master’s heavy touch.
My son saw this and asked if it was a painting. I guess it must have a bit of that look… Thank you, Yoshizen.
special and perfect profile of the model 🙂 , expensive to me .
Well, certainly not perfect but that’s very kind, Bart, thank you!
the left ear catches the eye… you were always a good listener…
I could easily lend you an ear anytime, Alcide – I seem to have two! Thanks very much, so nice to hear from you. xx
Dbl exposure is always interesting
I think so too. I like trying to see what the possibilities are, it sort of fascinates me.
Hi Karen – this one is great – it is amazing how our mind/eyes deal with the multiple layers. I think we actually really ‘see’ more the way your photo works, than when we look at really sharp ones.
Thank you, Christian. I like your take on it, somehow abstracting things just a little can make an image more visceral. Anyway, it’s fun to experiment!
Very good Karen. Exciting and beautiful, and poetic comming from you.
I like that you used the word exciting, thanks very much for your perspective, Bente.
Thank you, Allen!
Innovative, beautiful, poetic… and the portrait seems to move, gently.
Thank you, Nina, I appreciate your feedback!
In their quest for answers.
Yes, their quest for answers… Thank you, Marcelo, ‘inspirational’ is an amazing response. : )
Dynamic, painterly, delicate, intriguing, ultimately-beautiful.
Thanks for that string of lovely words, Elena. : )
Ah! Beautiful! You know what I’m going to ask, don’t you? 😀
Ha, ha! But of course, Ashley. I should have posted a link to the Strata of the Self…
Thank you. : )
Thank you, Karen. 🙂
Painterly is the word I would use too. And classical, a sense of time gently passing.
Hi Anna, thanks for your kind comments, I’m enjoying working with this technique.
Unique as usual Karen Quite thought provoking in many ways. I’m interested to know how this idea came to you – was it by accident or pre thought ? I hope to learn from you!
Hi Lesley, the ability to take multiple images in-camera intrigues me (my camera will allow for 2-3 exposures in one frame), so I’ve tried applying it in many ways to see what’s possible. I’m still learning!
I started first by trying layered landscape images but I liked the idea, too, of making photographs of the figure with perceptible and almost imperceptible movements. Blurring the lines in part of the figure but not in other parts. I’ve tried it with both white and dark backgrounds and I quite like the painterly feel the dark background gives. I am working on a series with the figure in the landscape and using this technique. It’s both challenging and interesting and fits with my explorations in how we relate to and connect to the landscape.
Thanks for your comment, Lesley, if there is anything else you would like to know about the technique I’d be happy to share anything with you. I hope this answers your question.
Indeed it does Karen thank you so much for the reply. It is interesting for me to see how as an artist you create and the way you approach projects on your journey, your work for me is always so stimulating and beautiful – so thank you Lx
Wow…makes my eyes go funny 🙂
Maybe some 3D glasses would put things back together…?
Wonderful Karen, I’love it.
Thank you, Isabel. : )
That’s very well done, Karen, very effective. I’ve been thinking along similar lines, and its good to see a successful example. Adrian
Hi Adrian, thank you. I find it really interesting exploring multiple exposures, I’d like to see what you come up with!
A refined painterly approach to self-portraiture. Both intellectual and visceral. Cycles of history and nature pushing up right on you. Beautiful.
Steven, I appreciate your comment, particularly the words ” Cycles of history and nature pushing up right on you.” Thank you! : )
Fabulous! Velasquez 🙂
Oh, that’s a very generous comparison, Carla, thank you.
i love this new direction (or so it feels, since I’ve only ever seen nature and abstract)
Oh, thank you Tin Roof! Yes, I don’t often show self portraits but I’ve been thinking more about adding the human element to my work so I’ve been playing with some ideas. I’m glad you like it.
Wonderful! I like it!
Thank you, Gro!
Wow! That’s simply wonderful
Hi Alicia, thank you. That means a lot coming from you. : )
Like a Rembrandt painting. Love it, Karen!
That’s a lovely thing to say, Millie, thank you.
Somehow it conveys a sense of timelessness to me; the phrasing of gentle barefoot pacing.
Thanks for your comment, Liz. A sense of timelessness, I like that.
Absolutely beautiful – I love the lightness and intensity and that rich, dark backdrop. Superb.
A very kind comment, Richard, thank you. I’m happy you like it, I wasn’t sure how people would respond to the multiple exposures, if maybe they were unsettling somehow. which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing…
Claps hands with glee.. this is marvellous.. you would still know it was taken by you as it has the Karen delicate touch. Bravo !
Helen, thanks so much, you’ve put a big smile on my face.
This is beautiful in so many ways, Karen. Wonderful image!
I’m glad you think so, Mic, thanks very much!
WoW!!! this is so beautiful! And its so much better on the big (computer) screen than my tablet, which took away the beautiful, beautiful colours in the background. Aren’t you lovely?( yes!) 🙂
Aw, you’re a charmer, Gigi! I knew that already, though. : )
Thanks very much!!
I love all kinds of experimentation in photography, I guess it’s professional deformation.
This “experiment” of yours is brilliant. Keep making them and showing them, please!!
Hey, thank you, Jesús! I appreciate your encouragement.
More work like this will be posted. : )
This is beautiful Karen!
How photogenic you are.. as I said, beautiful and with your style and creativity apparent in every photograph you take, this is no exception. Fabulous!
Karen this is a fascinating experiment. I’m drawn to the hands, particularly. I always think self-portraits are so hard. This one is wonderful and dynamic!
but somehow serene at the same time…
I love this! Isn’t it interesting what attracts each of us? I find myself drawn to your mouth. So artistic!
To create a sense of movement in photography is difficult, and when it is done well I cannot help but to become mesmerized. Beautiful shot Karen.
Karen – every time I visit your site, I am delightfully reminded of why I should visit more often. Beautiful work.
Hi Sean, thank you! That’s very kind.
Great Art Work
Thank you very much!
makes me Think of the Diferent Pont of Views.