Some of you have noted that I haven’t posted in a while, and have asked about my health. I’m fine. Well, I’m fine physically, but I’m worried about what’s ahead, as I’m sure many of you are. I have been working on a video version of the Chronography lecture I was going to give at the Monterey Museum of Art before Covid-19 put the kibosh on such gatherings. When it’s ready, I’ll post a link in this blog. I’m also preparing a slide show on the Chronography show to be delivered over Zoom under the auspices of the Center for Photographic Art.
Because of the epidemic, there is not much new equipment being announced or shipped. I’ve had the Z-mount Nikon 70-200/2.8 Nikkor S on order for what seems like forever, and I have no idea when I’ll see it.
Staying home even more than usual has given me the incentive to start a new photographic series. It doesn’t have a name yet, and it’s still developing, but I think it could be interesting. About 10 years ago, my wife and I bought a bamboo sculpture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Last month, I got the idea of shining light through it and seeing what the patterns looked like. Here’s the setup:
And here are some of the images:
Mike Nelson Pedde says
Intriguing work. Looking forward to seeing more, if you care to share.
Jack Hogan says
Nice! I like the last one and the somewhat disquieting edges/triangles in #3.
Ilya Zakharevich says
Thanks for sharing!
I’m sitting with a gaping mouth… A completely unexpected degree of moodiness from such an innocent setup!!!
I really enjoy the last one in particular. The triangles have a strong directionality but also an element of random distribution, plus the lovely combination/superposition of color.
Creative, thanks for this Jim – MCM
Only one downside, Michael. I may need more RAM.
Just download it!
Hard to download hardware…
It’s a common internet joke, Jim.
Went straight over my head…
I like it very much, such a great idea of combining and using other form of art as for lighting. I most like the one where the flower appears untouched, the irisation just remaining in the background: maybe a different light source ?