US photographer Kalliope Amorphous is in total control of her work: both the protagonist in her visual stories as well as the creator.
“I realised that being the subject, photographer and stylist offered me a level of complete creative freedom that I couldn’t have otherwise,” she told HuffPost UK.
Her latest series, In Dreams, part of a larger collection entitled Studies In Time, makes use of stroboscopic photography to freeze successive actions in a single frame, in order to capture a sequence.
Thomas Eakins was one of the first to use stroboscopy in the late 19th century, with Gjon Mili later credited as the pioneer in the 1940s. Photographers use either flashes or have to mechanically interrupt the shot.
“The process has an element of fleetingness to it which can’t be recreated. And not only can it capture successive movements, but it creates distortions and a painterly effect with certain settings," Amorphous explains.
“I use a digital camera, but I am interested in exploring obscure in-camera methods to capture unique images rather than relying on digital post processing effects. I especially enjoy experimenting with more antiquated methods.”
In Dreams has been featured mostly in fashion-oriented publications since its release.
“I am intrigued by the ways conceptual and fashion work are intersecting in the art world right now,” she says, “so I am happy when I find my images inadvertently appearing in bits of that crossover.”
What do you think of the stroboscopic style?
View In Dreams in the gallery below: