13.03.02-11

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

february 16, 2013

notes

an interesting combination of color field and optical striata effects

When a certain balance point was obtained, a remarkable blending of color fields and striations occurred. At times, the lines widened, forming what appeared more like ribbons of color, unlike the thinner strands that were common in past sessions. The blend of purples and greens is particularly striking to me.


 

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13.03.02-09

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

march 2, 2013

notes

my assistant offered to model in exchange for piano lessons


 

13.02.16-28

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

february 16, 2013

notes

the application of makeup caused the model’s face to become slightly more reactive


 

12.07.22-12

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

july 22, 2012


 

12.07.22-11

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

july 22, 2012


 

12.05.12-01

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

may 12, 2012

The actual amount of light that is reflected back to the camera can often be irrelevant. The shiny veneer of moisture that saturates every cell of skin holds color to the light like a prism, scattering bits of rainbows in all directions. The camera only captures a small percentage of those shards of color, but retains enough to create a continuous reaction.


 

12.03.06-08

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

march 6, 2012

The performer is an accomplished dancer who successfully acquired the physical language of reactive light fields in a short amount of time. The technique requires precise and graceful control of the muscles to match and compliment the determined motion of the graphics.


 

12.01.30-07 video teardrops

location

greenpoint studio, NYC

date

january 30, 2012

On occasion I will ask the people sitting for me to open their eyes as widely as possible. This is because under certain conditions, a reflection will occur that can spark a cascade reaction across the face. This segment shows one of the most successful attempts to create what I like to call the optically reactive analog of teardrops.


 

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.


 

11.07.05.16-03

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.