This week, I will be making a framed looking glass for an idea I have to frame and reflect an image at the some time.
I ordered a a wooden frame from Amazon, I found it after looking at Home-Depot and Lowes, both of which were expensive and big and heavy. On Amazon I found a wooden frame, that was light small and inexpensive, that would allow me to walk around with it freely and easily.
Presently looking for a mirror that will either be used as one of the window panes or maybe stuck in the centre of the 4 panes. The idea is to take the frame and mirror and mount it on some kind of stand and take it to various parts of the city, set it up and photograph it and experiment with it to see what kind of images I can obtain by photographing through the window as well as what I will get reflecting back in the mirror.
I will make the device this week and go down to Venice Beach Broadwalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhg8tvyJbAo on the week-end, set it up and make images. I will start off using my digital camera Canon 7D to start and see what kind of imagery I will get. I may also do some film tests and experiments medium format but this will be at a later date.
So the question that I have to ask is, “what will I hope to gain out of this image making process?” Instead of answering the question or coming to a conclusion abstractly, I am going to take Gary’s advice and actively discover and experiment in the concrete sense, instead of intellectually. I have some ideas obviously, however I am going to do the photo-shoot and see what comes up by chance, accident, chaotically and abstractly, and see if I more pleased with the mental or physical outcome of the act. I also would like to see if I can come up with some order, pattern, visual story, theme, post facto, instead of per-facto
Excited for the frame to arrive, and go and make some images.
Venice beach image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhg8tvyJbAo