Saturday, August 3, 2013

Summer 2013 Postcard Collective Submission: "Exchange"

This is an ode to all the postcards I have received over the past two years that make me dream of summer. The "exchange" portion of the theme is dual fold. Perhaps the viewer will read the reflection of the clouds as a substitute for water. My intention was an exchange of place, an effort to encapsulate that swimming pool in a specimen bottle 1405 miles away. The paper that the clear water sample rests on was soaked in the chlorinated pool, hence the wrinkled surface.

I am so enamored with this image (and still searching for any reason why it should be included in the Clear Water Sample series) that I printed it larger than any digital photograph I have ever made (40" x 60" with the postcard for scale on the bottom left):

Amelia pointed out the other day that it is a very rare photograph for me due to the fact that it is not manipulated or set up in any form. Hm...

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