Journey to the dots...

"Waves are crashing, sun is transforming and all of a sudden hundreds of black dots filled the sky. That was the moment my retina decided it was going to let loose. It was quite beautiful and poetic… the universe gave me a visual gift." - March 10, 2013

Mid April - Singapore - after my 2nd surgery. While poring vinegar into some oil at an italian joint I hag a flashback to that moment on the beach. It was when my blood mixed with my eye fluid..  It was so vivid! This is moment I came up with how to recreate these "dots" and use them with my photos I was taking the moment my retina tore. I decided then I must create these visuals and started to plot the dots :)

a mock up I did once I was able to use my computer. May 2013

a mock up I did once I was able to use my computer. May 2013

vinegar and oil, Singapore April 2013

vinegar and oil, Singapore April 2013

Over the last few weeks I have been walking the streets seeking materials from plastic suppliers, art stores, photo stores, to hardware stores,  etc  etc.   My first order of business was to create a container that would house the fluids and allow me to photograph it with see.  I decided on a white plexi bin. First to have the contrast for the black dots and second so I could illuminate it to become a light box. 

white plexi bin sketch , got this made at Canal Plastics.

white plexi bin sketch , got this made at Canal Plastics.

Next on the list was camera gear rental. A quick stop to Adorama Rentals and I was all set. Picked up a 100 MM macro lens, four florescent flights, sturdy tri pod and an arm so I could shoot strait down. Also checked out a possible venue, that did not work out. still on the search for one ;)   Few photos :

Photo Credit:  www.thewolfcastle.co . My mate Dean T. McColl has been helping me document my journey. Video coming soon :)

 

thanks for reading … more soon!  much love, j