"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Sunday, January 18, 2015

a different kind of model

I like to try new things. When I was asked to photograph pumps, I jumped at the chance.

At first I had no idea how to approach these medical devices with my camera. They were hard and shiny and full of buttons and LCD screens. They seemed cold and sterile. But I know they also serve a great purpose: saving lives by allowing people, such as cancer patients, to get their drugs in a safe and efficient manner.

So I started to think of the machinery from a more compassionate point of view. As I unpacked the pumps and lined them up on a table, I tried to see their unique personalities.

Call me crazy, but, it worked for me.  

Just another day at the studio*, then, making portraits of pumps people. Making portraits.

The client was pleased.

* My studio now, since I move out of the Livestock Exchange Building, is any place that will work. I made these photographs in my apartment, using the natural light that comes in through the blinds.


Jessica said...

That does seem like an interesting change of pace. The pumps are lovely. :o)

Anonymous said...

I love these. Really cool!
- JM