Gener8 Tabs: Content Creator Spotlight
Gener8 Tabs ‘Curated Content’ allows us to showcase the talent of our creative partners and to help inspire our users each time they open a new tab 📷.
This week, we caught up with a recent collaborator, Matt Kenneally, who gave us an insight into how he creates his epic timeslice photographs ✨.
Matt Kenneally is a published Timeslice photographer based in London, spending hours in a single location to capture the passing of time in a single image.
✨What exactly is timeslice photography and what inspired you to create images in this way?
Timeslice photography is when you take a series of photos over a few hours and then in post, slice them together to show the passing of time in one single image.
My inspiration to become a timeslice photographer actually came from me feeling less impressed with the photography I was doing and I felt that I needed something to fit in more with my creativity. I used to be a designer, so when I decided to give timeslice photography ago myself, it felt like my two passions collided and it just felt right.
I began exclusively shooting timeslice photography and while standing around for hours on end isn’t for most people, the end result is what brings me the most joy.
⏳ How long does it take to capture images?
Most of my timeslices take up to 3 hours to capture but the process can be made longer by me needing to return to a spot if the weather doesn’t play nice on the day I choose to shoot. In London that happens a lot!
📷 When did you first pick up a camera?
I got my first camera in 2009, but photography just remained a hobby for many years. A few years back, I realised it was what I was happiest doing and that this is how I want to make a living.
🌇 What would you say your favourite part of the process is?
I think my favourite part of timeslice photography is putting the image together because you finally see the image come to life in post. You can do a few different versions of a single image, with the slices going in different directions or choosing a different photo for a slice and it can deliver an extremely different end result.
🎡If you had to pick one, what is your favourite timeslice photograph you’ve created?
My favourite timeslice image is my London eye shot because of how much effort it took. I had shot around 7 failed attempts due to bad weather and the London eye constantly moving but after all that effort, I was so pleased with the result and everyone else seemed to like it too! It even lead to my work being published for the first time in a magazine!
If you’re a creative or you know a creative who would like to be featured on Gener8 Tabs, simply drop us a message at [email protected] to find out more information 📷