MOMENTS MERGE: My latest collection of works, in diptychs and triptychs. Coming Summer 2019.
Introducing MOMENTS MERGE - a collection of photographs sequenced in poetic combinations, forming new storylines and spaces for interpretation.
Most of the imagery has never been seen by the public, or printed until now. Each combination of images are one of a kind - never to be duplicated again, making each Moments Merge an original.
Subject matter is vast and offbeat. Photos were chosen from travel archives, mostnotably scenes from road-trips throughout the Mojave Desert - my home in California.
The blurred-motionlook that appears frequently is created live in the camera, during the moment. I purposefully shoot with the lens set in a soft focus, and often I, or the subjects, are in motion.
This style of shooting transforms the contents of the scene, into smoothed shapes with soft buttery colors, lending the feeling of a dream and the look of a painting - a perfect combination for storytelling.
When possible, I’ll use extreme cropping ratios, similar to the widescreen formats seen on movie theater screens, narrowing what is shown, clarifying storylines even more.
The first release of works will be in Summer 2019.
- Paul Hadley
Moments Merge production details:
Works are presented in diptychs and triptychs, with each image framed separately.
Vertical works range in sizes between 7 feet wide up to 12 feet high. Horizontal works range in sizes between 9’-15’ feet wide by 3’- 7’ feet high.
The full Moments Merge collection is large, includingseveral series that will be released in increments over time - including Tumbleweed, Angel, Hand Drop, Road Thighs and others.
In some of these series, certain works share arepeated moment, a center symbol, hinting at a reoccurring dream.
Within a few select works, I use self-portraits, placingme inside these new scenarios - built with moments from my past.
All Moments-Merge are one of a kind, never to be duplicated.
Currently looking for representation.
Note: This collection is in production. All images shown here are example works.