“AgeMaps” Fuses New and Old Photographs
The aging process is an obsession of people everywhere. Our economy thrives off of an industry that promises to make men and women everywhere look younger. But Bobby Neel Adams proves that no matter how much money people put into creams, makeup, and needles, people’s appearances age dramatically.
Adams, a New York photographer, has been fusing together photographs without PhotoShop since the 1980s. His website explains, “Adams remains a dinosaur by creating all of his projects on film and remaining free and clear of the bells and whistles of Photoshop.” He collages together old images and current images of subjects in his latest project “AgeMaps.” This project is a fascinating look at the way people grow and change over the years.
He calls his work “photo surgery,” a process in which he splices together images to create an interesting commentary about life and living. His other projects, “Couples” (fusing together images of partners) and “FamilyTree,” (fusing together family members) work to explore a person’s relationship with loved ones.
To find out more about the artist, visit his website.