The SPIN series explores the hidden geometry of objects in motion. These images are a study of time and motion. With the help of common motorized household items, I set objects in motion. Each object scribes an unseen volume as they orbit through space. These new shapes can only be revealed with camera set to capture the movement over time.
These images are also a contemplation of technology. While the objects that create these new shapes are not always recognizable, the new shapes tend to evoke these objects, green from a circuit board, glass from a vacuum tube, copper wire, gears, medical devices, or springs. To create these images one has to slow down, spend time with the technological detritus and observe how it reacts with the light, what parts appear in the image and what parts fade into the background. I am observing how the technology is being affected by my environment, the opposite of how most of us interact with technologies. We do not contemplate how new technologies could be changing us, we just want the shiniest, newest, and fastest device. This work questions that impulse and attempts to shed light on what could be revealed if we were all more contemplative on the value and affect of new technologies.
The images are all made in-camera, there is no Photoshop, filters or other such automation. The images are created through time, motion, and light (and motors).