I found an old kaleidoscope kit the other day and decided to build it. I loved the look of the images it created so much that I decided to photograph it:
This led me to create a bigger scale kaleidoscope to expand on the options. The results were inspiring. They appealed to me in particular because of the ‘generative art’ aspect, which is a passion of mine. The idea of mixing some of my computer generated art pieces with physical mirrors and lights rather excites me. I have decided to develop this project; more reflective sides, motion, and through the scale of the kaleidoscopes themselves. I’d love to build one big enough to stand in…but one step at a time.
Here is the first image created with my larger scale kaleidoscope:
Here are a couple of short videos to demonstrate the potential of adding motion:
Your World is a project I devised where the content is fully ‘user’ generated. I give you a disposable camera and a stamped addressed return envelope; you fill the camera with photos of Your World and send it back to me for processing.
I am deeply interested in the relationship between photographer and subject. The relationship and interaction can have a profound effect on the imagery produced. In Your World I have removed myself entirely from this equation.
A taste of Your World:
I plan to catalogue all images / image sets online at some point. For now, please contact me to request a camera if you’re interested in showing us Your World.
With the year nearly over it’ll soon be time to unleash the 366 images that make up the page a day scribble diary I have been keeping since the 1st of January 2008. The scribbles range from in a rush doodles to insightful drawings, all reflecting the day I’ve had…a little window into my world.