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September 1, 2011 3:55 AM   Subscribe

Folded photographs: Abigail Reynolds takes the art of cutting paper to whole new levels, forming geometry, shape and inter-dimensionality from a singular plane.
posted by honey-barbara (10 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
"forming geometry, shape and inter-dimensionality from a singular plane" = "cutting triangular flaps in pictures"

I did like them though.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 4:21 AM on September 1, 2011 [5 favorites]


Agreed it'd be more interesting if she varied the shapes, distribution of the cuts, etc.
posted by smirkette at 4:50 AM on September 1, 2011


Enjoyed them...thank you. Reminds me of the transformations Richter pulled off in the Florence or Overpainted Photographs...personal favorites of mine.
posted by lslelel at 4:56 AM on September 1, 2011


Yeah, the description is a bit over-hyped for what the photos actually turn out to be, but for what they are, they're kind of pretty.
posted by xingcat at 4:56 AM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


It seems that way, until you look really closely at what she's done with two images from different times:
"...Within the century of printed photographs that they contain, I search for plates that have been printed at similar scale, taken from a similar view point. When I find a near match between book plates, I cut and fold the pages into a new single surface. The dates written on each work give the publication dates of the books I have used. Whichever has been used as the ‘base’ image is listed first..." That's pretty freakn awesome.

And this blows me away:
"...The patterns I use to cut the two book pages into one single surface are such that all of both sheets of paper are preserved. If you were to fold all the flaps in or out, the entirety of each image will be seen. The act of folding one image into the other pushes them out into three dimensions in a bulging time ruffle...."
posted by honey-barbara at 4:57 AM on September 1, 2011


Some were very interesting (like the women working on the cathedral arches and the Piccadilly Circus) but most just hurt my eyeballs. :( Perhaps they are easier to view in person than in a false 2D scan?
posted by jillithd at 4:58 AM on September 1, 2011


I like the ones where there is a clear connection between the two layers (mostly time). That seems like a clever juxtaposition of moments (although like Readymades, easy to overdo). They others are kind of pretty, but, after a few, I've had enough. Still, for a series, very nice, and something I would look for in person.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:16 AM on September 1, 2011


I like these, too. Thanks for the post.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:21 AM on September 1, 2011


A little Etsy for me, despite two undergrad degrees and an MA.
posted by wallstreet1929 at 5:28 AM on September 1, 2011


I didn't like them. They look mangled to me.
posted by CrazyJoel at 7:08 AM on September 1, 2011


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