I created this series to explore how much information can be placed in a single frame while maintaining the ability to convey a captivating story. The tenuous area between the immediately obvious and the completely incomprehensible is the arena I prefer to work within. I find that a single image is just not capable of telling as much “story” as I wish it to.
For the series A Story Of . . . , I begin with an overview of all images taken during a single session, whether it lasted for 1 hour or 5 or 12. I choose two images from the same session; this ensures emotional continuity in the content of the chosen source images. They are then placed directly on top of each other, in a manner akin to negative stacking, e.g. no shifting with respect to each other. Finally, while revisiting the emotional space I occupied while taking the images, I use various tools of digital manipulation (blending, masking, etc.) , until the story I wish to impart presents itself.
The final image tends to present itself to be much greater than the sum of its parts and hopefully gives the viewer various planes in which to explore.