NAGAS- Cassi Smiley
I was drawn to the piece by Andy Bloxham BETA 15, 2008- pigment paint. What compelled me to this photograph was the ability to freeze a moment in time so precisely. The painting showed the reaction of the man getting hit by an explosion of a water balloon. The burst of the balloon with the water spraying out in a circle created a unique pattern that was very aesthetically compelling which you wouldn't expect from the creation of a bursting water balloon. It was such a simple concept but very beautify. It was a surprise beauty of what every aspect of life has to offer, as long as you look at it. This photo tells a short but sweet story by capturing the initial reaction that is missed when a water balloon fight is in play. The colors of the photo were bright and bold but not overpowering to the photo but rather a great compliment to the main focal point of the photo, the water explosion. The aftermath of the bursting balloon was captured so crisp and detailed that it pops out from the rest of the photo, illustrating the precise moment that was captured.
1. What was your inspiration behind this idea for a photograph? What made you want to share this precise moment with the world?
2. What was your favorite part of creating this photo?
3. Was it difficult to get the desired results? How many shots did you have to get before you were satisfied with your masterpiece?