Monday, August 14, 2006

Diptychs, Triptychs and Panoramics

Extended grid photographs have always been a part of photography. In the 1960s and 1970s there was the occasional work of Jerry Uelsmann in this area. Art Sinsabaugh created a large body of panoramic photographs with a very old banquet camera. During the 1990s lots of panoramic cameras began appearing in a variety of formats and prices. Photoshop offered and continues to offer a lot of ways to make extended grid photographs.

Some significant contemporary diptychs, triptychs, and panoramics include the photographs of David Hilliard, Jenny Ellerbe, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe and Brian Kosoff. Most panoramic cameras are expensive. One great inexpensive toy panoramic camera is the Ansco Pix Panorama camera. Phil Morris has done wonderful work with this camera.

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