Following the circus post on May 14th, here are some more circus inspired layouts. All my exhibition and book designs are now based around image juxtaposition within spreads. These pairs of images are often from different decades, projects and locations. This form of image partnering offers possibilities for narrative and rhythm that have long been intrinsic to my photographic thinking. Whereas in the past, when I pushed my layout thinking, especially on projects like Cowboy Kate and African Image the images were tightly linked by theme and being shot for the same project. These new layouts are freed from those constraints and offer a creative liberation that I relish.
Of course placing two images together that were not shot on the same afternoon causes a few critics to choke on their cornflakes, but that is the way of the photographic world.
The individual images are repeated below at a larger scale.