William Neill is a landscape nature photographer. His likes his photographs to convey the deep, spiritual beauty that he sees and feels in nature. His photography has won him many awards in the industry and he has also published his books to a wide audience, which then led him to do magazines, calendars, posters. William Neill’s limited edition prints have been collected and exhibited in famous museums and galleries which many people go to see everyday. William Neill triptychs were very ornate, they only ever consist of nature subjects. His triptychs, in my opinion tell a story as they are very detailed, precise and beautiful. He uses many different angles or close ups of his subjects so he can get the desired effect for his work. This gives him the chance to capture the individuality of his images and get a detailed final outcome.
Peter Mason takes landscape and some portrait nature pictures for his triptychs. Most of his images include nature subjects, he takes his images using a wider view finder, this way you can see a lot more in his work which allows his viewers to see a lot more into his work as it gives it more depth and meaning. He takes photographs of the sunset in the clouds or trees and plants. He captures scenes from around the globe, his most popular images are taken in Indonesia and Australia, as he was able to get better pictures as the views were more interesting and beautiful. In one of his images which included a beach, received an award in the world heritage section in the gpoty international photography awards.
Mark Ivkovic takes photographs of strangers in London. His photographs include certain parts if their body, for example, he would use their head at the too of the image, then use the centre picture as their body, which could be their stomach or hands, and then the bottom image would include their feet. He would then edit the images and place and fix them together to make a strange and humours yet powerful image. All of his triptychs tell stories from his point of view, as he likes to get to know the people his photographing during the process as it allows him to hear people’s stories. He does this as he doesn’t like to just photograph another person in another outfit, as to him he finds the story telling process a lot more fascinating.
Nicholas Grundy likes to capture the individuality and detail in his images, it mostly includes pictures of the outside world, he also photographs in portrait. His takes pictures of pavements, art work and sometimes even reflections off of water, his images are very powerful yet beautiful. All of his images are edited to be black and white which in my opinion makes them seem eerie and intriguing. Nicholas Grundy’s work has been exhibited at Melbourne’s photographic art gallery. Since then it has also appeared in a number of group exhibitions.
Adde Adesokan photographs in portrait, her subjects are strangers she finds on the street. Her main goal is to meet strangers, get to know them and their story and then take three personality shots of their body to make them into one. Adde Adesokan’s work is similar to Mark Ivkovic, however the meaning behind their work are completely different. All of her images are taken in large cities around the world, such as Paris, London, Berlin and Hongkong. Her images always come with a story, which is what inspires her so much to take these images of strangers. I really like her images as I enjoy looking at the background of the places that she photographed her subjects in, especially the photographs in Paris.
Francis Bacon is a painter, his triptychs mostly include people in odd positions with out of place objects with them. His work is very unique yet simple. He was known for his triptychs between 1944-1986. He also painted a number of smaller scale triptychs of friend’s head, which were more personal to him. To him, images revealed themselves in a series, he hoped he could go long beyond the triptych and do five or six together, however he found that triptychs are a more balanced unit.
Hieronymus Bosch work is named ‘The garden of Earthly Delights’ which is a more modern title given to a triptych. He was a painter, best known for his triptychs between 1503-1515. His work is well known for its fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes and illustrations of religious concepts and narratives. During his time he produced around 16 triptychs, eight of them are fully intact and another five are in fragments. His work is very beautiful and ornate, a lot of work went into the detail in his paintings.
Jan de Beer was a Flemish painter, whose paintings were formally ascribed to him. Many of his triptychs depicted scenes of the nativity of jesus, usually situated at night. He painted very religious altarpieces. His work was exquisite and insightful as his images told a powerful story of jesus and his followers. Jan de Beer demonstrated that it was still possible to achieve a high level of individuality within these forms of art work that he created. In my opinion his work was very detailed and the story that his paintings told were very interesting as they were a part of history.
Here are the triptychs that I produced inspired by my research: