<p><i>The Collective Snapshot</i> turns familiar forms into ethereal images.</p>
Why stick with one photo of a landmark when 20 will do? That could be the reasoning behind photographer Pep Ventosa’s series The Collective Snapshot, which uses a composite of different photographs of the same landmark to create what look like impressionistic schizoid sketches. They also look a little bit angry—due to their blurry nature—like the photographer is shaking with rage while taking the snapshot.
But, more than that, they’re a form of collective consciousness made visual—like if the Borg went on vacation, these would be their holiday snaps—combining many snapshots and memories and turning solid, familiar forms into ghostly apparitions caught between worlds.
From Ventosa’s website:
The Collective Snapshot series is an homage to the most enduring form of photography. Ever since Kodak put a camera within affordable reach, people have been making their own personal photographic record.
…images in this series blend together dozens of snapshots to create an abstraction of the places we’ve been and the things we’ve seen. A celebration of our collective memory.
Gargoyle, Notre Dame Cathedral
Sydney Opera House
Statue of Liberty
Houses of Parliament