Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Galaxy on the Roof

I set up my galaxy of camera parts on the roof again. It ended up larger this time due to an increase in my spacing. Which I liked. I will be making it even larger for the next set up as my collection of broken cameras grows.

Still deciding if it needs a figure or not. For now, I'm doing both until I decide. I haven't quite figured out what I want to say with it. Or why I thought to make a diagram of a galaxy. Perhaps because I had recently been reading A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. Or that my universe had been shaken up and I wanted to reference something larger than myself. Or the way in which photography has shaped my world.

 Here's a close up of the cameras and the pieces in various stages of being taken apart:

The next day, it snowed. Which I found interesting, but I think it was too much. Many of the smaller pieces were buried and much of the shape is lost. Still, I was happy it occurred because it allowed me to see it. Might work better if it was a light dusting of snow, but who knows if I'll get that lucky again. We shall see.

And this is probably my favorite shot so far, mostly due to its playfulness and the light and this guy. I will more than likely experiment with variations of this pose though.

Even though it was cold, I'm happy that I forced myself to set this up again. The hardest step was making myself begin. Once I did though, I found my momentum. Felt good. I'm excited to continue this project, to keep on making art, to keep on living.