Here’s something new and interesting, Multilayered Urban Photography by Grant Legassick as reported by Photogrist Photo Magazine.
Whenever photographic art goes in a new direction, we should be excited. Who knows, perhaps some clever programmer is working on making this into an effect or Photoshop action, but until then, you have to appreciate the time it takes for Legassick to work up these images from a myriad of stills.
From the article…
Each piece is made up of hundreds of photo’s which are stitched together and tone-mapped, creating a master photograph as a starting point. Then, as a painter applies his paint, layer upon layer to his canvas, he begins to digitally work through his image, selecting areas to enhance and others to subdue, compositing individually shot detailed elements, adjusting contrast and opacity to ensure each layers visibility is subtly absorbed and compacted into the composition.