I took a few shots of this table, aligning different edges with the frame.
This version proved the most revealing; here, the table, which is a rectangle in plan view, is rotated anti clockwise by a few degrees in frame. This throws off our normal perception of perspective. It's like the table is twisting.
I was drawn to take this shot at first by the apricot, the apricot's shadow and the hole.
What's next in that series? Something extra-dimensional? Something moving? Time?
The distorted plane suggests the defiance of terrestrial gravity. It suggests the idea of orbiting.
The hole in the middle of the table reminds me of the billiard ball in the centre of the big bed sheet of space-time distortion, our 3d-world metaphor for gravity. Despite that, the gravitational centre of this shot seems to come from somewhere out of the picture.
Is the apricot on its way there? Did it pop up through the hole? Is it gathering momentum and about to use the table as a jumping off point?
And when you ask for non-Newtonian apricots in the shops does anyone have them?
Taken in the garden of Ali and Jean, Charroux, France, August 2013.
Keywords: composition, distortion, documentation, perspective, table
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