Saturday, September 18, 2010

Diptych, part1, Birth 2010

First image, seems appropriate " Birth". Light painting is done with a flashlight in a very dark room. The camera shutter is kept  open as the artist "paints" the relevant parts. It can take a few minutes for one picture to be finished so the person posing needs to try to be still, or it will be too blurry with movement. I had the idea of birth in mind, the position well thought out, wrapped in a cocoon like shape, with tendrils of red, sort of womb - like, but I didn't want to be that literal. Seeing With Photography does have some theatrical "blood" that some of us use from time to time. It could have added some realism. Never used that myself, just a flashlight with a red filter here and there along with some moved fabric.

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