Rosetta (I), British Museum, London
Personally, the highlight of the British Museum has got to be the Rosetta Stone. It’s also their most visited item. As I watched the hordes press up against the glass, waiting to see if I’d ever be able to take a clear picture without having to muscle my way to the front, I was struck by the reflections created as people lent forward to peer at the inscription, and a new photographic project was born. Now I just need to get back there and finish it…
In this particular picture, I love the way her face seems to be a hologram trapped in the stone – I’m sure there’s a metaphor in there somewhere.
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Wolverine, Darling Harbour, Sydney
It wasn’t until I was wandering around Darling Harbour that I realised there’s a Madame Tussauds in Sydney. I’ve never been inside one of these wax museums, but if the pictures they display on their building are representative of their work, the figures are frighteningly lifelike.
Reflections, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
One of my favourite features of modern public architecture is the way their sheer amount of glass creates endless opportunities for playing with reflections, blurring spatial relationships and the boundaries between interior and exterior. And when you get take a building like the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and put a sailing ship right in front of it, the possibilities are endless.
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Shadows and Reflections, National Museum of Australia
Exhibition artworks reflect in one another while the shadow of a security guard passes by.
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