Published January 11, 2021
In early 2019, while thinking of different and unique ways to photograph athletics on campus, University Communications photographer Douglas Levere had an idea: He would make some creative multiple exposures of sporting events.
Multiples, as in hundreds of images.
“Putting the camera on a tripod and shooting multiple exposures of a sporting event allows the athletes, ball and fans to move and be in different places from frame to frame over the course of hundreds of exposures,” Levere explains.
“After the shoot I take these images into Photoshop and select the best ones to create a single multiple exposure composed of hundreds of images,” he adds.
The result is the completed photo illustration shown here. The images were scheduled to be published last winter, and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Levere plans to photograph other sports, such as football, soccer, track and field, fencing, softball, hockey, boxing, lacrosse, rugby and table tennis, in a similar fashion in the future.
“I continually try to find new ways to see the university and draw our community to view, consume, engage and enjoy our campuses,” Levere says. “Being able to create these photo multiples of different sports allows me to be more creative and show UB’s campuses in a new light.”