The Crowd / Plane Integration

The Crowd. © Knut Skjærven.

The Crowd. © Knut Skjærven.

On this site you will also see visual examples of themes treated in more length in other posts. This is one.

I find The Crowd to be a good illustration of the type of Itching Images labelled Plane Integration.

There is even a commission based on this itching technique – Commission 05. It is illustrated with a shot from the same location that you have in The Crowd. 

The point is that if you combine visual elements in a new way you get a new message or story. One that was not there before you came along and you fixed it with your camera.

Often these situation will be very unique and you can never do them over. Look, for instance, at the two ladies faces in the left hand side of the photograph. The first one up in the corner, the second further down on the same side. It looks like it could be mother and daughter. Thus closing a gap of generations.

I am sure that you already have similar shots in your portfolio. Anyway, good luck with exploring the idea.

Let me remind you that the first workshop based on Street Photographer’s Toolbox will be held in Berlin, June 20 – 23, 2012. Go here to read the Draft Program. The workshop is quite unique and you will not find anything like it or even similar to it. Trust me.

If you have questions to the workshop, or to itching images in general, please ask them :-).

© Knut Skjærven. All rights reserved: text and picture.

December 27, 2012.


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  1. #1 by elisam75 on December 28, 2012 - 7:38 am

    Beautilful illustration and I love story and analysis! Does it mean i need to find a situation where i could find crowd in the plane and crowd around????
    What challenge!

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