How can a digital montage create the illusion of capturing a real moment in time?
Canadian photographer Jeff Wall creates large-scale, transparent photographs which are displayed in light boxes. Wall draws inspiration from literature, painting, and the everyday world around him to create large-format staged photographs. Rather than photographing an event at the precise moment it occurs, Wall often constructs a composite photograph by cutting and joining together a number of other photographs and converting them into a seamless photo print. This process, referred to as digital photomontage, gives the illusion that he has captured a real moment in time.