Liz and I enjoyed a beautiful day canoeing through the Lake Washington Arboretum this past weekend with some of our fabulous extended family. While out, we christened our new tilt-shift lens.
By bending the lens away from the camera, the focal plane pivots through 3D space. This results in some interesting slices of focus that would otherwise be impossible. So far shooting like this feels a little like having gravity switched to some oblique sideways angle, but it’s also exhilarating to interact with the world in a new way!
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Last week I shot an MFA show for one of my sculpture teachers, Lisa Rickey. Her piece, “Reflection,” is currently on display at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. She made the group of giant metal pillows by inflating flat stainless sheet steel (sealed on the edges) with pressurized gas. In Lisa’s work, I particularly appreciate her interest in unique material behaviors. In “Reflection” she uses the specular properties of stainless steel to create a sort of visual conversation amongst the pillows and their environment. I find it fitting that her orignal title was going to be “Pillow Talk.”