Due to the growth of images we visually consume every day, the eye has begun to assume it knows what it is looking at. Through using digital and optical techniques, Synthetic Compositions examines how we see and read an image, aiming to challenge visual perception to interrupt the hasty consumption of imagery. Utilising concepts of Cubism and by using items which are themselves ambiguous in their dimensions, questions surrounding the ‘reality’ of the image emerge. Can a photograph ever be a truthful depiction of reality or is it only ever an illusion, a two dimensional representation?