Blip #5 – The darker side of lighting

A gallery assistant looks towards a piece entitled “In the eyes of others” by Jodie Carey in the “Death: A Self-Portrait” from the Richard Harris Collection at the Wellcome Collection in central London on November 14, 2012. Running from November 15, 2012 to February 24, 2013, the exhibition showcases around 300 works from a unique collection devoted to the iconography of death and our complex attitudes towards it. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

You’d think that a giant chandelier made of plaster casts of human bones would make an easy and obvious picture but trying to shoot it cleanly proved a bit of a challenge until I broke out the pocket wizards. It’s well worth checking out the exhibition if you get the opportunity as it has some truly unusual items on display.

2 Responses to “Blip #5 – The darker side of lighting”

  1. Nice to see the new site up and running .
    I think it’s easier to see the amount of content in each section but now I’m wondering which bit to visit first :-)
    This shot looks far from easy to get a decent picture from .
    Was there an upper viewing platform ?
    Looks like something Geiger would have done .

    Posted by Ray Fothergill
  2. Cheers Ray. Glad you like the re-design! While the site still runs chronologically (in reverse), I liked the fact that it did make it easier to explore older posts. Your feedback suggests that the plan has worked! :)

    As for the chandelier, yes, there was a set of stairs nearby that allowed a better angle. It would have been a bit of a challenge without it!

    Posted by tabascokid

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