"Tree Man" - bronze & gold - 2008
New works from London based sculpture George Triggs. These pieces are being entered into the new ThreadNeedle arts competition. Hopefully these images are good enough to get him through to the selection stage. The images where shot using four Arri tungsten lamps with the BetterLight scanning back. Not the ideal lighting source with its high infrared output. The images have a few errors and small artifacts caused by power fluctuations. I chose not to edit the images to heavily as i only had my un-calibrated laptop that I dare not trust! Having looked back over the images shot. Im surprised at how hard it is to make an image of a sculpture. The Tree man sculpture as a real piece makes you interact with it and infact makes you alter your eye level. I found using the camera movements allowed me to get below the sculpture much as you do with your body but correct perspective. The glass head and projection should have ideally been shot in a studio with far more control over lighting. I could have polarized the image to remove the room based reflections but these are integral to how the piece exists. That and the fact that polarizing the projector image created peculiar distortions.
"Movements of the mind" - glass & video projection - 2008
EDIT: On the strength of theses images both works where accepted for review. On the strength of the works both where accepted into the ThreadNeedle show. The only entrant to display two works. Two out of the thirteen available for 3d work! The mans doing something right.