January 06, 2009
171: Dark Meat White Meat
For Photo Friday's current theme of disorder, I sat down and took a close inspection of one of my favourite Christmas gifts this year – this small, but heavy, scrap-metal bird sculpture. I absolutely love the seemingly chaotic and carefree manner in which it was constructed, knowing full well that quite the opposite was the case. There's bumps, drops and general disorder everywhere I look on this fellow, yet it exists as a cohesive and well-designed piece of art.
Both portraits used the 100mm macro lens. The portrait on the left was taken with the bird atop a faux-leather portfolio case, with our dimly-lit foyer in the background (but a touch of light on our red IKEA cabinet). For the portrait on the right, the bird was perched atop a stack of jewel cases and positioned to peer downward at the camera, and a window, receiving full afternoon sunlight, blanched the background out. Higher quality versions of the respective portraits can be had here, and here.