I love diptychs. Years back, I was going through my old newspaper files, and stumbled upon a hilarious one. Then a year later, I watched this beautiful MediaStorm piece called Common Ground, and it gave me a whole new appreciation for them. The way the photographer (Scott Strazzante) shows parallels across different kinds of families across different eras is just awe-inspiring. My diptychs aren’t so affecting, but they are pretty.
When I’m not working, I don’t really use my SLR. I have become lazy and so I use a plethora of other (read: smaller) cameras, such as my point and shoot, toy film cameras, or most commonly, my iPhone. I phonograph (oh, the cheeze!) random things (though yes, mostly dogs), and I keep them in my phone (and my head). When I see something that reminds me of it, I photograph that too, forming a mental diptych in my head. But since I have decided to keep this site animals-only, you don’t get too see my Indian star chart/homemade pizza diptychs (at least here). Instead you get to see the cuter ones, the doggie diptychs. All of these were taken with my iPhone, using Instagram or Hipstamatic. I paired them together based on their similarities, either between colors, subject matters, or something else. In some cases, I cropped out the frames (like when a photo’s frame didn’t match the frame of the shot I was pairing it with). Most were taken the same day, some within a couple weeks, but one diptych’s photos are a year apart. Can you figure out which one?