Not only can photography be used to document our lives in various shapes and forms, it can also be a creative outlet. Today’s featured photographer is Rodney Smith. His body of works is pretty quirky, and they remind me a bit of René Magritte and Grant Wood with a hint of M C Escher.
Rodney Smith is a hardcore film photographer, and he shot the below (and everything else) in film. It’s actually pretty easy to do so in film, and new dSLRs now have the ability to shoot multiple exposures in one frame (check your manual, it should be indexed under “multiple exposures”). If you don’t have a new dSLR, you can still do a similar concept in Photoshop pretty easily.
And here’s my modernism self portrait, reinterpreted, shamelessly stolen from the classic Rene Magritte’s The Son of Man.
Compare it to the original and let me know how I did.