It’s interesting sometimes, to think about all the influences, large and small, that have contributed to the people we’ve become. Whether we grow up among those who are like us, or always feeling like the outsider, we feel their affect, regardless. We become composites of all those experiences that we encounter. Photographer Patrick Winfield creates his own composited scenes in which disparate elements come together as a unified whole.
Each individual photograph, beautiful on its own, becomes an integral part of the larger composition. We take in each whole in its entirety, finding it lovely, yet each individual element draws us in, we go in search of the undiscovered detail. How like meeting a new friend, don’t you think? We meet, find ourselves attracted to the whole, whether through mutual interests or similar personalities, but then over time, we discover all that has gone in to making the individual.
All images are via the artist’s website.