I first fell in love with the work of today’s contributor, Liron Kroll, earlier this year when she was shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize. (The judges for that award have great taste!) But Liron’s mastery of the photograph began long before that—she first worked with photography in the Israeli army where she served as a military photographer for two years, and then, after receiving a bachelor’s degree in new media, she made her way to London where she received her master’s from the Royal College of Art. But education and credits aside, what I really enjoy most about Liron’s work is the way she goes about creating it!
Using digital layering techniques, Liron combines bits and pieces of different photos, taken in different times and places, in order to create composite worlds that feel both familiar and disconcerting. That’s because she is not only layering images, but messages as well. Behind every seemingly nostalgic family photograph she produces, Liron is acknowledging the distance between the idealized images we capture and the reality behind them.
The last two photos in this series give you a little glimpse into Liron's process. You can check out more of her work on her website and on Instagram. Scroll down to see her inspirations. Thanks, Liron! ~Erin
"Blackbird" by the Beatles. (My son likes listening to this song everyday before bedtime.)
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates
Big Little Lies on HBO