11.08.07-21a

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

august 7, 2011

notes

an interesting color field that developed without notice


 

11.08.07-09

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

august 7, 2011

notes

a compilation of documented effects upon the model’s face, neck and sholders

For years I have made it standard practice to connect one of the documentation cameras to a large television directed at the model. This is why many of the sequences show the subject looking intently in one direction – not so much to appease their sake of vanity, but more for the model to be able to obtain visual feedback on the reaction in progress and therefore have a better ability to affect it.


 

11.08.06 mask of light

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

august 06, 2011

notes

multiple reactions within an ambient solid color lighting field

When used in moderation, solid color lighting can form barriers that encapsulate optical reactions, just as a circle of stones will contain a campfire.


 

11.07.05.16-17

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

july 5, 2011


 

11.07.05.16-03

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

july 5, 2011

This session was a study in the use of darker regions and shadow to establish optical striations that are white on a darkened field. There is nothing inherent about striations that make them appear more often as black on a white field, but it is possible that the reversal of polarity is partly due to the model’s relatively dark complexion.


 

11.07.03-47

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

july 3, 2011


 

11.07.03-50

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

july 3, 2011

This session incorporated a variety of new techniques leading to the liquidity of color motion, on even the smallest area of skin such as the model’s eyelids. Multiple projections from different angles allowed the fluid mixing of light as the streams followed their own trajectories across different regions of her face and hands.


 

11.05.29 touch

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

may 29, 2011

Two reactive systems were positioned so that they just barely touched each other on their margins. A stream of light escaped from one display into the other, and the two became united, sharing the bridge as if it was a single entity. The connective tissue even became rope-like, as if it was a lifeline swinging between two cores of light.


 

11.03.19.02 yellow

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

march 19, 2011

notes

intersecting color field and striata effects on a solid white surface

This work is the result of an experiment in which two separately configured optical field reactions are evolving on the same uniform white surface. The separate fields can be identified visually by their formal characteristics: one is what I call a “color-field” reaction, and the other creating graphical striation effects. I like the way that the fields interact, appearing to join forces at times and even sharing the real estate equitably.