Blog #108

Simple things photographed simply often are not very interesting.  Simple things photographed interestingly (which often means with complexity), can be original and wonderful.

Here is a bubble; actually two bubbles, one inside the other.  Louis Pearl, a true bubble expert with whom I’ve had great success working, made the bubbles. I designed two gigantic (10’x10’) walls of lights. On each wall I pasted cut out (silhouetted) black forms, some in the shape of flying birds.

When lit, the bubble surface acted as a rainbow and produced an image as colorful and complicated as it is mysterious;  the pasted forms made silhouettes. I shy away from being didactic in these blogs, but if there’s a lesson here, it is that making a photograph should always be an experiment. It’s a lot more fun that way.