Juxtaposed Images in Spark

This project is inspired by the art of Stephen McMennamy and his approach to Combo Photos. Click the link below to check out his work. I also encourage you to watch this video to learn more about his process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD8p8ulY-8U

New Photo Mashups Playfully Synchronize Two Totally Different Images

For this assignment, you will be creating two different juxtaposed projects.

You may use your own photography, photos from Spark, or photos from the internet. Start collecting high resolution images to create your designs. Use the Pinterest board below as inspiration as well as the student examples.

Below are helpful techniques to find a high resolution image from a google search.


Student Examples

Google Classroom

In order to receive credit for this project, you will need to upload the original photos as well as your two projects. Make sure to save the originals (or take a screenshot) of all images that you use in this project.


Getting Started

Search for images that you can easily cut in half (or thirds) and store them in a folder on your computer or the drive for easy access.

  • Open Spark and select Custom Size from the home screen
  • Select Square
  • Click on the Add option on the top right and select Photo
  • For this demo, I choose to use the Find Free Photos option (you can choose to use your own, use images from the internet, or use the free options from Spark)
  • I searched for elephant photos 🙂
  • Once I found a photo I liked, I clicked on it and the box below popped up. Click on the Move Freely option
  • I resized my image so I can view the lines of the elephant better. I did this to help me search for images that I can blend together

Adding the Second Photo

  • Click on the Add option on the top right and select Photo
  • Search/upload your next photo
  • Select the Move Freely option
  • Resize and rotate the image to line up to the other photo

Cropping the Photo(s)

In order to keep the lines clean and the background even, I needed to crop the elephant. Watch the video below to see what the process looks like