Friday, November 13, 2009

Mystery Sewer Cap

This is an old image of mine. I did this in a photography class in college. This image was shot on 35 mm film in a SLR camera. It is not doctored at all. Although this might kind of look like a Photoshop project, this is a real image. In my opinion this is one of the best pieces I have ever made. It is at least the coolest photograph I have taken.
Try and see if you can tell what is going on here. If you look close you should be able to tell how I did it. I really love this image. It looks like I am taking off a sewer cap to a different dimension or something. Or it is an example of the separate planes of existence or reality. It really is open to interpretation. The welding goggles I am wearing totally add to the mystery of the image. I made this around the time I was really starting to become interested in sculpture and working with metal.
I have some really nice large prints that I made of this one. I plan on getting one framed to hang up in my house. I also printed many color versions of this by laying a black and white print directly on top of the color photo paper. I then expose the paper to light, using the black and white print as the negative. I was able to end up with lots of different colors by changing the settings on the color enlarger normally used to achieve the proper color balance.

1 comment:

  1. Oops! I totally put this one up here already. O well.