This image marks the beginning of my new series. Fluid Dynamics.
Inspired in part by my favourite artists, Gilbert and George- I am going to try an experimental series that looks at fluid dynamics through the lens.
Gilbert and George’s magnificent retrospective at the Tate in 2007 is perhaps my favourite exhibition of all time- it was vibrant, daring and a truer reflection of modern Britain than I have ever seen. (Perhaps the Tate’s most serious failing is that you can no longer see any of their work displayed in the gallery.)
They are artists who have whole heartedly embraced the photographic medium – doing so at a time when many critics looked down their noses at photography as somehow less than artistic- it was brave and pioneering. Hearing them talk about their love of photography is a pleasure. Photography and photographers owe them at least some small gratitude for standing by the medium so staunchly.
I have always found Gilbert and George’s willingness to experiment with new materials and new forms of sculpture inspiring- Thinking about their work has prompted this series. I hope you enjoy it.
Love the motion in that shot, looking forward to seeing it develop…
Martina, I’m excited about viewing this series, especially after seeing this first image — beautifully captured fluid energy. Inspiration is infectious and I already feel a bit feverish.
ENJOYING!! This is amazing Martina! So dynamic, I’m looking forward to seeing more of this series. I’d never heard of Gilbert and George until now…and am off to Google them! 🙂
this is awesome… how did you do this ??
P.S: I’m working in CFD 🙂
Ahhh proper fluid dynamics 😉 Not like my loose interpretation 🙂
To take the picture I used a small glass tank sat on a light box, also lit by a strobe light to freeze the action. It’s great fun… if slightly messy!
Amazing! Great colour..
intriguing photo, delicate fluent movement captured
its beautiful, too. i like the structure and the color.
Just beautiful movement. I’m too excited to the flip the next few that…
Top…!!! I like the delicate mood.
Wooaa … A very nice technique. A magic photo …