Fractured: Photos by Josh Cole
Photos consisting of multiple layers that makes you want to stare at it longer.
Since I was in my early 20s and 30s, I've become more and more intrigued with the notion of duality. This idea for me that in each of us we have many different facets of our personality, the concepts of right and wrong, good and bad, life and death, and that at times these things seem to align, and at other times they're in conflict.
It was during this time that I noticed during photography shoots that I was capturing various pieces of the subjects personality. They were channeling emotions to meet the moment. When looking through hundreds of photos from a shoot, I wanted to find a way to combine all their facets into a single image. Through a time consuming layering of the images, I was able to create something that allows me to keep my eyes on a photograph longer. And as I stare at it, I see different emotions and facets at different times. A mirror of our experience in life if we look back and see it as a whole.