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The Rorschach Light

These light sculptures are incredible to capture. I normally don't like taking photos of "art", and I rarely carry my camera around museums any more... I just feel strange taking a photo of something that is already a piece of art. I was explaining this to my mom a few weeks ago, and then she mentioned these shots from Palm Beach, which was a good example of where I go against my own rules. I think the asterisk here is that some pieces of art can be (and should be) captured to help the viewer evoke the same response that I did while I was there. I suppose you can say anything is art... lights, sculpture, architecture, and the like... And I shoot all of those things. Okay this is going too deep down a thread now, so I'll just close it off by saying I don't like taking photos of paintings on walls, but this kinda stuff seems fun and cool to me.


This first photo is a new one of this crazy-bizarre wall light. I don't know what your Rorschach reaction to it might be... The other two photos are from the same restaurant there in The Breakers in Palm Beach. I didn't eat in this restaurant... the first night I tried this other Italian restaurant that is part of the hotel called Mangia that had these bright yellow heirloom tomatoes with their caprese salad... they were the best tomatoes I had ever eaten... I had to go back the next night again since I couldn't stand not tasting them again!


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Taken on September 24, 2007