By David Pescovitz at 12:29 pm Mon, Jun 24, 2013
This is photographer Bela Borsodi's cover for VLP's album Terrain. It's a single image of very carefully positioned objects seen at a very specific angle. Below, see a revealing photo and "making of" video.
I have that lamp! Still working, although quite buzzy and with very loud clicking switches. It’s old enough to have a fluorescent starter that’s controlled by how long you hold down the button.
This photo is a good metaphor for how our brains rationalize disparate information and reduce cognitive dissonance in order to form a coherent model of the world that may have nothing to do with reality.
Check out Bernard Voita – he was doing similar stuff 15 years ago – mostly black and white so the effect is a bit harder to process – but well worth a look: http://www.flickr.com/photos/readysetinternet/sets/72157623658858572/ and http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/2009/05/07/bernard-voita/
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