Thursday, June 30, 2011

Workshops with SWPC, brought to the museum by Sol Aramendi, founder of Project Luz.

Sol Aramendi has been working with our art group for some time now. Some members made images while at the workshop organized by Sol at the Museo del Barrio here in New York. Yesterday some of us attended the reception for "Blind Date", which explores isolation. Light painting was used through out and the work includes some soft focus "Box Portraits" too.
Sol is an accomplished photographer, have a look at her own work here...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Like a Bat, Parallax Diptych 2011

A bat is blind I understand,  it uses echo location to skillfully navigate and sense its world. An X ray of a bat is used, along with a braille lesson card I had in my drawer.
Seeing With Photography Collective artist Ben Paige used to work as an X ray technician in an animal hospital, and he had brought in some animal X rays to use as props.
Attempting a meaningful light painting last week in the workshop didn't satisfy me, so I borrowed the X ray and spent the last 2 days with it lighting and illuminating. The 2 images represent the parallax of 2 eyes. originally my idea was a triptych-3 images- with portraits around the central X ray image, but this dual configuration evolved as I worked.

Thursday, June 16, 2011