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on looking at 2 images in one photograph

Taking photographs with two images in one frame that are connected to each other is fun.

These photographs are divided into two parts. Each one is precisely divided in half with a “line” down the middle.

One side will have a discreet image and the other side as well. Sometimes a wall separates them. Maybe it will be shadow. An edge of a building or a post will do the same thing. A wall. A tree. What separates an image into two parts side by side can be anything really. Although I have not included an example, a person can separate two worlds, the two images within one photograph.

Sometimes it is fun to take the hand and cover one half of the photo and look only at the other half. Is that image a world unto itself without the other side?  (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail. Cliquez sur une vignette pour l’agrandir.)

Then repeat the trick but on the other side. Then take the hand, or a piece of paper or a note card away, and do the two side work together to create a third, bigger image? (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail. Cliquez sur une vignette pour l’agrandir.)

Two images making a third for the price of one. 

I was out and about in Marseille and took several images that are divided into two parts. One day I was hanging around the Mucem and the nearby Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure. Another day I wandered some alleys of the Panier. Of course, one cannot avoid the Vieux Port. Did I mention the Cours Julien?  (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail. Cliquez sur une vignette pour l’agrandir.)

Note: The black and white photographs are taken with a faux Kodak Tri-X 400 film recipe. Someone has devised a replication of that film stock, and I have put that recipe on my camera. The photographs will look grainy at times, more than usual.  (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail. Cliquez sur une vignette pour l’agrandir.)

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