Out of Plane

Out of Plane

Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.


The photo: Do we all see things the same? Not from the perspective of perception of the meaning behind things, but rather more physically. When two people look at the exact same scene, are the images forming in their minds the same? This question, and those along the lines of “Is your red the same as my red?”, not only have no answer, but have not even a way to answer them. At least things are much simpler when it comes to the idea of “vision” in technology. There, the answer to these questions are a clear and blunt NO. This capture was taken with an old vintage Soviet lens, Helios 40-2. At the time of its making, it was never meant to live in front of anything but a mirror hiding a piece of 35mm film. While adapting old lenses to the modern digital cameras boils down to making two things connect each other, when things still happen to not go quite right, the results can be anywhere from atrocious to fascinating. The out-of-focus effect evolving from the center to the corners of this capture is a result of miscalculated flange distance between the rear element of the lens and the camera sensor. Whether one would see it as atrocious or fascinating, looking at this photo perfectly conveys the feeling of dizziness, as if one is standing on the edge of a cliff or a mountain. The matt finish and the subtle texture of the Hahnemühle’s Museum Etching Fine Art Paper give this print a vintage feeling, fitting to the way it was collected.


Location: 44°54'09.0"N 110°23'33.8"W


Behind the scenes: Robin and I captured this photo on our way to take Milky Way photos from the Top of the World – Beartooth Plateau, MT. As we drove farther and farther from Yellowstone National Park, we began to realize that the sky is getting completely hidden by a thick cloud cover. Not losing hope, we kept on driving, only stopping for occasional photos (such as this one) and for late-night ice cream from a gas station in Cooke City, WY. Although we spent all night looking at the storm going over the Beartooth Mountains, the adventure was still worth it.


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