What we create are kind of three-dimensional collages or call them assemblages. The objects, components, bits and pieces brought together need to be around me and easily accessible. Will this cog work with this old pressure gauge? Will the grain in a piece of wood, which I have admired for ages look good with this voltmeter? What needs cleaning or abrading and what’s best just left as is.
Some days everything comes together really well and it’s a great feeling. Needless to say, other days it’s a struggle because I’ve learnt that “the process” cannot be bullied along. It’s helpful to have several “displays” in the making at the same time. However, one of them is always dominant in my mind. Certain days I get the urge to research more items, I do love old photography/cine equipment. Maybe go to buy more wood. A phone call from a friend who rebuilds classic car engines to say he has some parts I may interested in. That’s always a trip I cannot resist!
Whatever Vintage Display I create has one final and very important stage go through. Taken from the workshop and into my own living room. The biggest critic is Rachel my wife. Sometimes there’s no comment, just a look. Then a couple of days later she will give me her input. I think about what she has said and then usually after another couple of days acknowledge that she’s probably right. Maybe it does need a tweak here or there. Her attention to detail is very valuable.
On another occasion Rachel will say without any prompting “I like that” Always good to hear!
In part a little introduction to work at Vintage Displays.
I love the use of shadow in photography. Hard shadows that give crisp sharp silhouettes, especially when taking images of the Vibot’s. More on that another time.