Adrian Brannan, contemporary artist who creates photo collage focusing on cityscapes. Adrian has chosen to use traditional optical photography and manual 'cut and paste' collaging techniques in the pursuit of what he has described as a "more truthful and unclouded representation" of his subject matter. Each work can be made up from as little as fifty, to as many as one thousand individual 35mm film photographs.
Visitors of the Holi Open Air, throw powdered color at each other at the riverside of the Elbe in Dresden, Germany, on Aug. 26. (Arno Burgi/European Pressphoto Agency) # 2012 Year in Pictures: Part II - The Big Picture - Boston.com
www.simonterrill.com "Through long exposures, multiple exposures, positioning the camera on cherry pickers, lighting towers and stage scaffolds I was able to witness the madness and pleasure of these ecstatic festivals, rites of passage and swarming matter; a mass abandonment to the electric space of the crowd. Within the patterns, blurs and moments of abandon, perhaps a crowd is the ultimate social space."