Dragon's Lair ©David Sorcher 2009
It's not that i don't believe in the power of the single image. I have, in fact, always been a strong proponent of the single decisive moment. Polyptychs simply tell our visual stories in a different manner, linking both thematic and compositional elements together for another way of seeing. I have often presented just the photo on the left as a single image, but it creates a different dynamic coupled with the image on the right. Once joined the two i find that the two are inseparable.
Heron ©David Sorcher 2010
The heron is a cross-over in my bodies of work since it belongs to both my Nova Scotia images as well as my Future Fossils series. Some ideas just follow you wherever you go. :-) The impact of this triptych would not be possible as a single wide shot as each component of the whole involves a different angle and shooting distance on the same subject, but placed together these separate images unite to express the visual ideas i had in mind better than any individual photograph ever could.