Cubism was developed by Pablo Picasso and George Braque in the beginning of XX century. Yet it took another 70 years to bring this approach into photography. “In Picasso’s pictures you can see the front and back of a person simultaneously. That means you’ve walked round them. It’s a sort of memory picture; we make pictures like that in our heads” - David Hockney, a creator of famous photographic joiners, says.
'Joiner' is a unique style of photography which makes a moment last longer and brings movement into an image. There is no linear perspective, as a photographer takes us for a wander by showing us multiply images of a space. This style is close to the Chinese art school that manifests storytelling and encourages artists to walk around a space and to depict their experience. The approach is very different to the Renaissance idea of a man looking through a drawing machine that remains static.
Adopting Hockney's style, this series of photographs takes a viewer on a journey. This particular image tells a story of Il Palio horse race in Siena. Even though the point of view remains more or less the same, as the whole scene was shot from a balcony, the time passes leaving visual artifacts. Many hours of festive build-up lead to a climax of the 90-second race. The wait and the culmination construct this photograph.