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Leigh Merrill Creates Fictional Places with Composite Images in Cinder Blocks and Cherry Blossoms #celebratephotography

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From Leigh Merrill:

My work examines the construction of desire, fiction and beauty in our urban landscapes. My process begins by making thousands of individual photographs, videos and audio recordings while exploring a city or neighborhood. In the studio, I then digitally assemble these sources to create photographs and videos of imaginary spaces. Some of these composite images have some veracity, but more often they suggest visual hyperbole – an embellished scene circulating around a small detail or object that fascinated me. These composite images function as a metaphor to the ways in which desire is physically constructed in the landscape.

Read more and check out this interview from Aint – Bad.


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