sometime last year during my ~painful~ art GCSE experience, i created a few collages of my neighbour and close friend, khalil. the collages were actually made not long after we met for the first time whilst skateboarding on our street, which at the time was pretty awkward but I'm now left with these #funkyfresh compilations of photos capturing a few seconds in a fondly remembered (but slightly uncomfortable) moment.
the collages were a part of a study I did on david hockney, who outwardly bashed photography as an inferior art medium to paintings, saying that 'photographs don't really have life in the way a painting or drawing does'. his main complaint is that photography only captures a split second in time, whereas painting shows a timely process in which the artists in going thoughts and emotions are reflected in the brushstrokes. to be honest, I completely disagree and I think hockney was on a bit of an elitist mad one. the effort put into the composition of photographs can sometimes tell SUCH a story, and it takes such skill to capture the dynamics and thoughts going on that you want to be communicated at that split second in a single image - like when im trying to hide the fact that I hate my skin while I'm taking pictures of my makeup #ayy.
anyway, hockney tried to overcome this issue he had with photography by dragging out the process somewhat - he created 'joiners' in which he creates one single image from many joined up individual images taken over a period of time.
below is me hopping on hockney's clout:
joiner 1: 'THE STORYTELLER'
joiner 2: 'KHALIL - IF YOU CANT ACT NATURAL IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA JUST TELL ME A JOKE'
joiner 3: 'KHALIL HAS FIDGET ISSUES ❤❤'