Tuesday, December 18, 2012

let it glow


When lighting pioneer Gjon Mili visited Pablo Picasso in 1949, the result, unsurprisingly, was a series of awesome experiments that blended budding technology and art. LIFE Magazine reported: "Picasso gave Mili 15 minutes to try one experiment. He was so fascinated by the result that he posed for five sessions....Mili took his photographs in a darkened room, using two cameras, one for side view, another for front view. By leaving the shutters open, he caught the light streaks swirling through space." The mag ran several of the photos, but has now released a selection that have never before been seen. Amazing!