Yesterday I went with my husband to the Tate Modern to see the Kusama Exhibition and my photo shoot took place on the 4th floor of the gallery outside the exhibition space, in the cafe and gift shop and in one of other galleries. Looking at my inspiration file I noticed that most of my pictures are taken out of doors so I decided to use artificial light rather than natural light for this exercise.
It was so exciting to be photographing in this space there was so much to see, so many shapes, picture, lights it was almost over-whelming! It was especially good as since Christmas I haven’t really been anywhere other than around our house, work and the local town. It was just great to be somewhere new, exciting, and joyful. I think that although the creation of joy is not necessarily Kusama’s intent this is the effect of some of her work. I particularly loved the star of the show ‘Infinity Mirrored Room - Filled with the Brilliance of Life’ just stunning!
When taking pictures I tried to look at unusual topics and angles - here are two from the exhibition gift shop.
It was a particularly exciting space to photograph as the lighting was designed around the exhibition space and looked different from different angles - there were also different reflections
As we went round other rooms in the gallery I played with inserting objects into the the picture such as my feet and handbag into the Gilbert and George pavement and my handbag adjacent to Cruzvillegas’ work.
I am finding it hard, and in once sense counter-productive, to analyze this photo shoot as I really just found it fun, exciting and joyful - which is enough.