Join 3,432 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Photographs of Mirrors on Easels that Look Like Paintings in the Desert
October 1, 2012 4:38 PM   Subscribe

The Edge Effect. Daniel Kukla spent March of 2012 as an artist in residence at Joshua Tree National Park.
posted by Lexica (10 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Edge? Joshua Tree?

Seriously though, hide the easel and they look like inter-dimensional portals.
posted by sourwookie at 5:08 PM on October 1, 2012


beautiful images. bravo. successfully meta in the best sense of the word.
posted by TMezz at 5:45 PM on October 1, 2012


Gives me vertigo.
posted by O Blitiri at 6:01 PM on October 1, 2012


Just lovely. Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places on Earth. I'm looking forward to the weather cooling off a bit so I can spend more weekends there.
posted by mykescipark at 6:14 PM on October 1, 2012


Here are two similar projects by other artists, but without easels:
The Square
Mirrors

I wonder about that star image of Kukla's. I haven't been to Joshua Tree, but are the stars so bright there that you can photograph them without using a slow shutter speed (and getting trails)?
posted by misoramen at 6:49 PM on October 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


I was just about to comment that this would be so much better without the easel. What I'd like to see is the same project using the kind of frontal angles that are used in The Square, but with absolutely no visible support, as in the second link.


misoramen: I can get pretty decent images in Joshua Tree using a shutter speed <1 sec on my canon compact; I'm sure a modern fullframe DSLR could do wonders.
posted by legospaceman at 8:50 PM on October 1, 2012


The Edge? Joshua Tree?

The only Joshua Tree Edge Effect I know about is a series of stacked delays.
posted by anazgnos at 10:28 PM on October 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is painful. I completely missed the chance for a photo like this. Someone selling fancy-framed mirrors, in South Africa, outdoors. Behind his setup was a cliff and a view across savanna. But I wanted the man selling to hold the mirror up, as he was an integral part of my desired composition, and I was too damn shy to ask.

Those mirror photos are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.
posted by Goofyy at 2:36 AM on October 2, 2012


misoramen: "
I wonder about that star image of Kukla's. I haven't been to Joshua Tree, but are the stars so bright there that you can photograph them without using a slow shutter speed (and getting trails)?
"

Yes, yes you can. I took this with one of the earliest consumer DSLRs and no skill whatsoever. It's really, really dark out there.
posted by notsnot at 6:41 PM on October 3, 2012


Guernica The Edge Effect, an interview with Kukla.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:58 AM on October 5, 2012


« Older Ronald D Moore talks about Star Trek: The Next Gen...  |  Barry Commoner has died at age... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments