As a child, I was fascinated by what would occur in that split-second after shutting off a tube television. While watching the screen, I would often catch a fleeting glimpse of such beautiful abstract colors and shapes; before my mind could even register what I had seen, they were gone. Immediately, I would turn the TV back on and off again, to try and recreate the event with little success.
The imagery above, Luminant Point Arrays, is a series of work by photographer Stephan Tillmans, who has captured these very moments as the television picture dissipates. Tillmans describes his series as the following:
The television picture breaks down and creates a structure of light. The pictures refuse external reference and broach the issue of the difference between abstraction and concretion in photography. The breakdown of the television picture discribes the breakdown of the reference. The product is self-referential photography.
Oh god. Oh god. Oh god. I really want the 120 film one, but I’m totally going to build the 35mm one in the meantime. Also need to have my co-worker (or any of you fancy ME friends help me design a camera to print with a 3D printer. The images from this totally blow my mind right off.
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Artist Ishac Bertran and friends Shruti Ramiah, Benoit Espinola, and Natalia Echevarría took old photos and converted them to discs of color, extracting a color palette to generate a pattern. Then “a color light sensor is retrofitted onto the arm of the record player. It reads the color from the disc, next to the stylus. The information is sent to the lamp, which creates the ambient mood by gently going through the colors of the photo.”