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Contemporary: Brooke Shaden

Contemporary Photographer

Photograph by Brooke Shaden

Brooke Shaden is one of the photographers  in the Digital Darkroom exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA, which “features the work of 17 artists from around the world that explore the intersection of art and technology”.   Visit Brooke’s blog to learn more about her working methods and visit her site to see more of her amazing photographs.

Classic: Oscar Rejlander


The Two Ways of Life, by Oscar Rejlander

My photo 1 students just finished a project where they had to create constructed photographs, and it was interesting to see several of them create images by using a manual technique of photo collage when they are used to using a computer for this type of work.  Waaaay before computers, Oscar Rejlander was exploring the limits of photography through combining multiple negatives into one print, such as in “The Two Ways of Life”, made in 1857 and shown above.