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When Spring arrives, the morning sun is at just the right angle to shine through a small glass prism hanging in my kitchen window. With a gentle twirl, I can set a myriad of tiny rainbows spinning across the walls. It’s a great way to start the day. I’ll often hold the prism in my hand and observe it’s intricately cut glass with dozens of minute triangles reflecting the light.
This tiny prism was the inspiration for ‘Prismatic’, although the actual image itself was created from entirely different subject matter. I like to imagine all of the colours of the rainbow hidden inside the little angular frame just waiting for the sun to set them free. Deliberately mirroring the prism’s shape and embracing the idea of triangles to establish a sense of form and design, ‘Prismatic’ has given me plenty of scope for my love of geometric construction to ‘shine’ through.
The article Exposed: Prismatic outlines how I created this image ‘in camera’, but don’t click the link if you want to preserve the mystery!