Thursday, May 16, 2019

Jeanne Canto, Thirds, MRKC Club, 2017

A curious little accordion featuring facades of buildings in France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland with all the compositions inspired by the 'rules of thirds' in photography. I went to art school and studied photography years ago, and was never introduced to this compositional strategy - well, at least I have no memory of it!  Wikipedia defines it as:

The rule of thirds is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject. 

So there you go, and I actually quite like the all black reverse of this book as well!

10 pages, with a black back, individual pages 5"(h) and 3.25"(w), when opened 2ft 8.25".

Back of the accordion

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