Tuesday, June 27, 2006


© 2005 Martin Liew

'Head' Sculpture (1999) by Botero

Most of you might recognize this sculpture, 'Head' by Botero. Botero came to Singapore in Dec 2004 alongside with Taiwanese sculptor, Ju Ming. Botero's work can be seen around the art center, Esplanade and in the garden as well. This 'Head' is situated right at the main entrance of the art & performance center, with 4 strong spot-lights shining at it.

It's a challenging one on making picture out of it and I managed to get a "good" angular position. I even flashed 3 times to get more shadow details. Sometimes with a little splash of stray flares from the spot-lights can create quite an atmosphere to one's photograph. Howsoever, I made this exposure at the "wrong" timing. If you observe closely on the left side of the photograph where the art center dome is behind the sculpture, lotsa of details were not fully captured. I could have arrive much earlier when the interior lights in the art center is still on.

Alternatively I can dodge that part in the darkroom to bring out more shadow details. Perhaps the photograph will have more contrasty impact between the textured surface of the dome and the smooth surface of the sculpture.

Shanghai TLR • KODAK TMAX400 • 3min 36secs

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