I saw a magazine article where the photographer created this amazing abstract by photographing straws. He had a lot of expensive equipment and it looked complicated. I thought I would try to recreate the look with an “economical” approach.
I think the most complicated part of this project was trying to keep the straws on my lightbox…..they kept rolling off and all over the kitchen. The set-up was fairly simple. I put the straws on my lightbox (trying hard not to arrange them) and lit them up from behind. Then I took a desk lamp and shone light on top of them so they would appear bright. If I were to do this project again I would buy straws that did not have the flexible/accordion piece.
Because I love playing with my lightbox, I bought an interesting Mexican food product. They look like unfrozen Popsicles. I think you put them in the freezer and eat them (a bit scary for me to consider).
I also tried to texturize an image (see below). I don’t think I like the grunge texture with the modern clean abstract lines of the Popsicles…..I’ll let you decide.