Dome Photography
May 19, 2004 8:54 AM   Subscribe

Domes and Cupolas From the New Yorker: "David Stephenson's photographs gaze directly up at the interiors of domes, flattening them and - through long exposure times - revealing details and colors that can't be discerned in normal viewing. The results are bright, kaleidoscopic patterns made up of the Moorish arabesques of the Alhambra, the iconic decorations of a former imperial chapel near Moscow, and the cool, almost Mediterranean blues of a Hungarian synagogue." Stephenson's work is currently on exhibition in New York. Other pages of his work can be found here and here.
posted by livii (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is cool. I'm not a good photographer, but my first instinct in almost any old, ornate, public building is to take a picture of the ceiling. I have many photos that are not as beautiful as these, but of a similar subject matter.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:38 AM on May 19, 2004

Good stuff! Thanks!
posted by .kobayashi. at 9:48 AM on May 19, 2004


And vertigo-inducing.
posted by silusGROK at 9:51 AM on May 19, 2004

Beautiful stuff, thanks! And some of them bring back memories, such as the Pantheon. These are *perfectly* framed, too; must have taken a lot of work.
posted by carter at 10:21 AM on May 19, 2004

here's a timely article about raising the 500,000 lb. dome at the new bloomies in san francsico.
posted by dolface at 11:09 AM on May 19, 2004

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