This is approximately half (right-hand side) of a longer series. Linear collage breaking ‘4th wall’ by including people close to camera. Exposures at different times reflected in changing light, clouds and shadow angles. Oxford Road, Manchester, U.K. 2017
Some of The University of Manchester’s Victorian buildings along Oxford Road. Includes part of the Whitworth Hall and Manchester Museum. Twenty images, taken over a period of ten minutes, collaged together to form one panorama from multiple perspectives.
An image composed of two framings. One for the lower (exterior) portion (two exposures – the first includes pedestrians on left side and far right, the second for the traffic trails). The other is a composite of 7 exposures for the upper floors, showing the people framed by the windows over a 20 minute period, as they pack up at the end of the working day (4.40 – 5pm).
The location is the Royal Bank of Scotland building on Deansgate, Manchester
These are samples of the images I’m hoping to exhibit at this conference in Liverpool (September 1st & 2nd 2016)
As the research and practice are ongoing they may be updated or replaced, but the principle of representing architecture as temporal, dynamic, multi-layered spaces is common to all images. The various techniques employed are inspired by cinema (e.g. Tati’s Playtime & Mon Oncle), subtraction of information, sequences of motion (e.g. every plane in 25 minutes over Stockport), architectural drawings (elevation, section and plan) and time of day/seasonal fixity. More case studies will follow e.g. drawing from collage techniques.