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I am back working on the paradoxical shadows. Instrument Six (below) proved that I could make a floating shadow (hovering in mid air and detached from the surface that it should by rights land upon), both photographically and as a direct experience. For the latter, the candles worked very beautifully but require a very dark space to work in and have practical limitations, so I am making new instruments with electric light bulbs instead. The new instruments will test a host of possibilities raised by Instrument Six.

Instrument Six

Instrument Six

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

L.A. Natural History Museum

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

Armadillo Skeleton

The sculptural bones of this skeleton are heavier than those of its neighbours in the Booth Museum in Brighton – to carry the weight of the absent armour. The stereo separation is quite wide ont hese so if you are not used to viewing stereo pairs you might experience a little eye strain in trying to register them.

 

To resolve the images go cross-eyed so that one image registers over the other. Try to relax so that the full stereo depth appears. If you are having trouble, make the images smaller.

Old Zoo, Griffith Park

Old Zoo, Griffith Park

Between 1912 and 1965 this zoo occupied what is now a picnic area in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The scenographic enclosures are now available for anyone to enter. They are arranged along the lower edge of a small escarpment, to be viewed from below. They are serviced from above, with a series of protected tunnels allowing the keepers to feed the animals. I will post some pictures of these and some of the other infrastructure (that was hidden above the enclosure) in my next post. The Zoo moved to a larger site in the park.

Old Zoo, Griffith Park

Old Zoo, Griffith Park

Old Zoo, Griffith Park

Old Zoo, Griffith Park

Old Zoo, Griffith Park

Old Zoo, Griffith Park

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