Photojournalist Ed Kashi (VII) and his VII Mentee Laura El-Tantawy recently collaborated on a social media-based image-blending project. Rooted in the @echosight project by Danny Ghitis and Daniella Zalcman, this work brings photographs from different creators and different locations together using an app called Image Blender.
Earlier this year, Ghitis and Zalcman “approached Kashi and El-Tantawy, asking them to contribute to the Instagram account for a week,” to continue developing this project. “The images that emerged from their collaboration are as beautiful as they are unusual” according to TIME LightBox.
TIME LightBox has chosen this work to kick-off their new Follow Friday series that highlights the most interesting work photographers are doing on Instagram. An exclusive interview with creators Kashi and El-Tantawy, gives insight to the creation of these beautiful composites. The article features some of the images the duo posted to the @echosight feed, as well as some previously unpublished blends.
Kashi is quoted during the interview, “What was interesting in the process was how — and this is what I love about collaborations of all kinds actually — is that the way we push or pull each other. The way we stretch one another.”
Read the complete interview and see more of these compelling image collaborations on the new TIME LightBox Follow Friday edition. Follow @edkashi, @laura_eltantawy, @VIIphoto, and @echosight on Instagram to see more of this and other great mobile photography work.
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