Flickr Fruits 6
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Falling Start Light
Time to return to Reciprocity’s photograms of refractography. A new set, Taming Light declares it motives to be the control of light refraction through an assortment of coloured materials – a space where ‘the object itself becomes the lens of the camera’. This new set is more spacious than the previous works allowing for the composition of repeating motifs and galactic narratives. Reciprocity should be congratulated on forming tiny Blakean universes packed with imploded nebulae in these colourful works.
Airform has gathered some feasts from the past for the graphic eye. The Science Set contains a lovely diagram of convergent polarized light in crystals. The Maps, Charts and Diagrams Set might just be a treasure trove of possible oblique strategies for different kinds of (re) visualisation – signals and shapes to be re-appropriated into a different domain from their original signification – makes me want to look at the Tufte books again.
Using centripetal forces and gravity as a creative process Mtnrockdhh presents to us a set of subtle ribbon shapes, blurs and tangles – created by the documented Camera Toss technique (also known as Kinetic photography). Check out CameraToss for more examples and a primer for beginners in the field.
Apophysis, the freeware fractal flame editor for Windows, is, at times, capable of spitting out some excessively familiar fractal forms – Cindasl’s set, Totem Series, on the other hand, sits happily outside of the mundane. Linear iterations form interesting vertical structures – buildings and futurist skyscrapers appear from a mist.