MOMENTS-MERGE: The latest collection of works, in diptychs and triptychs. Coming Fall 2019.
Introducing MOMENTS-MERGE, sequenced photographs in poetic combinations. Each image is mounted separately on large wooden panels, presented in diptychs and triptychs - forming new storylines with wide spaces for interpretation.
Every work of Moments-Merge is a one of a kind original - never will be duplicated.
Subject matter is vast and offbeat. Imagery was chosen from travels abroad, and more notably, scenes from road-tripping 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 use extreme cropping ratios similar to widescreen formats seen on movie theater screens. By simplifying and narrowing each moment shown, it helps the viewer clarify storylines quicker.
Certain works of Moments-Merge are within a themedseries that share one repeated moment, a center symbol, hinting of deja vu or a recurring dream.
Most of the imagery has never been seen by the public, or printed until now.
The first release of works will be in Fall 2019.
- Paul Hadley
Moments-Merge production details:
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, 100 + works, includingseveral series that will be released in increments over time including Tumbleweed, Angel, Hand Drop, Road Thighs, Ravenous Ravens and others.
Within a few select works, I use self-portraits, placingme inside these new scenarios - built by moments from my past.
Currently looking for representation.
Note: This collection is in production. All images shown here are example works.