While photographing the feet of a sculpture of two naked men wrestling, at the Art Institute of Chicago, a guard stopped me. She asked what the clip was on my camera.
I walked over to her, and showed her how the clip is a kaleidoscope lens for my iPhone.
Holding my phone up, I showed her the screen and what it looked like when the lens is over the camera. Pretty trippy stuff. (Here’s a 13-second video)
She was astonished by the awesome effect. She asked if that’s how the photos actually appear. So I showed her some photos on my phone. Actually, all the photos in my camera roll were of sculptures’ feet from the museum. All feet. All the photos.
Heh, kinda strange, right? I felt like I had some explaining to do.
What photographs well with a kaleidoscope lens
- bowls of fruit
Basically anything that has multiples. So um, yeah, that’s why I have tons of foot photos in my camera roll. 😉
She was amazed at how the detail remains in the photo, even with the kaleidoscope effect. Yeah, it IS pretty cool.
That day I photographed the feet from 19 different statues at the Art Institute of Chicago.
By the end of my visit, I was quite footigued.
Lots and lots and lots of toes. Lots of foot for thought.