I don’t think I have posted this view of Instrument Five in action before. The throw of paint is almost spent, but the splatter on the backside of the drawing pieces is one of the clearest examples of this series, giving away the range of stories that emerge from the collision between the paint and the drawing pieces. The Paint discusses a certain occupation of the architecture that is modelled int he drawing pieces.
A few more views of Instrument Six, which is capable of floating a shadow in mid air. I would like to get back to this at some stage to tickle out its potential a little further.
As you might have gathered from the recent posts, I have been going through images of the drawing instruments for an upcoming publication. So I have been posting some of the images I have dug out – not sure all of them are posted here for the first time I have posted similar ones to these (from the same session) before but don’t think the exact ones.
The Institute for Paradoxical Shadows took a bit of a hit in our return across the Atlantic. The buckling of the frames is quite pleasing, though, a little like the photographs of twisted electricity pylons after ice storms.
The stereoscopic view of the submarine interior above is very similar to the one that revealed the possibility of making paradoxical shadows that float in mid air – the earlier version was a portrait frame but these are landscape and have a sharper floating shadow. Go cross-eyed so that similar elements int he photographs register with each other and then relax until the full three dimensional image resolves itself. Then look just below the periscope handle for the floating shadow.
The top image is of Instrument Six that makes such floating shadows, both photographically and in real time (as shown here, working with candles for a light source).
A first test shot (working with flash) to check the exposure when photographing Instrument Six. An accidental image.