ED KASHI
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March 28, 2014

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.

©Ed Kashi/VII and Laura El-Tantawy/VII Mentor

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.

©Ed Kashi/VII and Laura El-Tantawy/VII Mentor

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 The article features some of the images the duo posted to the @echosight feed, as well as some previously unpublished blends.

©Ed Kashi/VII and Laura El-Tantawy/VII Mentor

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.”

©Ed Kashi/VII and Laura El-Tantawy/VII Mentor

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.

©Ed Kashi/VII and Laura El-Tantawy/VII Mentor

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