Taylor Franta is a self taught photographer from Missouri. Contrary to many

photographers, his goal is not to photograph a scene exactly as it is witnessed

at any one moment but instead to photograph the impressions that scene

gives over time. He aims to have the viewer feel the same awe as if they were

actually there witnessing it for themselves. Because of this he tends to lean

on many alternative photographic techniques, both in the camera and in post

production. One such technique is to blend time into a single shot. This is not

the same as a long exposure but instead incorporates anchoring the tripod and

taking multiple pictures over the course of hours, often from well before the

sun sets until its last light has faded from the sky. Certain parts of

each of these images can then be combined into a single photograph so that

the entire “experience” can be viewed instead of a sliver in time.

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