Emblems 2016-17

Deconstructed Photoshop merges of multiple images

at the University at Albany campus


A series of 40 to 120 images are made while moving through and around the subject. These are then merged using a generic option in Photoshop, which chooses (using content aware calculations) pieces and bits from all the source images to make a final single image. This can be then dissected and used in part, leaving gaps.


The result is both an assembled image, readable up close for its original content, and a graphic shape, better seen from a distance. It is this shape that fully captured me, a kind of form that is unlike anything I’ve seen before even though it comes from a series of straight photographs of a fairly normal starting point: the U Albany campus.