diptych collaborators

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Luke, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Every time I see a well done diptych, I love 'em. The motivation to do them on my own escapes me, though. I also love looking at other people's photos. I thought I could suggest combining a couple of my photography loves and do some collaborative diptychs.

    There are endless variations of how it could play itself out. But the way I picture it is I would submit a photo to another user. They could ruminate over it and then either go through their back catalog or go shoot something new to pair with it. The person who offers up the first image is completely passive in the process. The final decisions made about crops and any fine-tuning are up to the 2nd photog.....so obviously. Basically once they see the image, they incorporate it into their own vision of the finished diptych. So this isn't for everyone...... and obviously it's meant for every photograph.

    This is just meant as a measure of general interest in the concept.... and maybe discuss any ideas any other interested parties may have before starting something.

    If you're scratching your head and wondering what a diptych is, it's something like this (pardon my example....it was the first one I ever did.....I like the idea, but the execution leaves a bit to be desired). They don't need to be equal sized photos....and the don't need to be the same subject matter....sometimes contrasting shots working great, too.....
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    old-timey soda by Lukinosity, on Flickr
  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I like the idea and seen it done before. A Flickr contact is doing one with another photographer halfway around the world. I think they do a few each week or month. We could have a SC members diptych thread. Might be fun to have each pair of collaborators each start and finish a pair of diptychs.