Cooking dinner one evening last week, waiting for the pot to boil:
The condensation forming on the lid was developing into this fabulous leopardskin effect. Too good to miss. I love the ephemeral beauty in the everyday. It’s everywhere, once you start to look.
So I took this photo and shared it on social media in the circles who see abstract art more than the crazed doings of some weirdo who takes photos of her dinner before it’s even made 😉
And it made me think.
How far can I chase this one idea?
Where could it go?
How far can it evolve?
So today (following the theme – waiting for dinner to cook) I tweaked the colour a bit and printed it out.
And then I began to play: Doodles, re-photographed… leopard spots are evolving into seashells…
more doodles, different camera angle, slight colour tweaks…
more doodles, new camera angle, colours inverted…. I love the way the pen lines seem to sit on top of the photo, they’re in a different dimension of contrast.
Or shape shift: add dimension with concertina folds and photographed from every which way.
I’m sure given more time I could play with light and shadows for more drama. You get the idea, the possibilities go on… I hope this might spark some ideas for you too.