Sculptures are one of my favorite photographic subjects. Especially those that have great curves. Throw in some cool lighting and there are endless opportunities.

You can imagine my thrill when I stumbled upon Sphere by Charles O. Perry in the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. It’s a 40-foot high geodesic sphere consisting of 1,400 pieces of curved metal tubing joined together in pentagons and supported by three massive steel legs. It has a golden hue and curved lines that both connect and contrast the interior walls/walkways of the hotel lobby. A perfect addition to this space, if I do say so myself.

The shots I most enjoyed creating in here are the intentional camera movement (ICM) shots with varying camera movements + varying colors of light shining on the sculpture. So, we’ll start with those.

They feel like candy to me. Or, as someone else mentioned, butterfly-like. The ICM shots create their own mini-series. What to call it???

I guess I’d consider these first 8 the actual series because of crop ratio. Then there are a few additional ICM shots that I had fun with, just in different crop ratios.

Ok, hopefully you’re not on sensory overload yet. Here are some non-ICM shots, though still detailed.

And, there’s a look at the true madenss and indecision while editing, lol. Hope you enjoyed!



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