Montage, Collage & Abstraction
To book designers, photography is just one medium of many, and can be used on its own or in conjunction with others. By manually cutting and pasting photographs, and combining them with other media or other photographs, new images can be made, and new moods and effects created.
Photography is known for its accuracy, but it can also be used to create abstract cover images. Through abstraction, subjects are seen in new ways, as unconventional portrayals distance the viewer from traditional interpretations. This inventive approach can lead to an array of new meanings and ideas suggested by the book’s cover.