Time and Motion in Long-Exposures and Multiple-Exposure Images
by Mark Roberts
About Mark Roberts
I teach photography and digital design at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts, near Boston.
I have a Master’s Degree in Multimedia from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and have been working with digital imagery since the mid 1990’s. My current work involves exploring the depiction of time and motion in long-exposures and multiple-exposure images.
As a quick glance will make evident, all my work relies heavily on digital image treatments of one kind or another. HDR (High Dynamic Range) software like Photomatix Pro is the most common approach but I may use simple Photoshop layering of images instead (or in addition). Thus, I’m a little hesitant to refer to my works as « photographs ». They’re certainly made from photographs, but that’s not the same thing, is it? People are often surprised by the word I usually use: Collage. But whereas traditional collage is made by combining different spatial elements, my approach is to combine different moments in time over a single spatial area. Multiple-exposure is a kind of temporal collage. At least it is until I find a better word for it…
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