reunion n [riːjuːnjən]
the act or process of coming together again
This image is a reunion of sorts – a “coming together again” of me and my Pie-in-the-Sky series. Shot at the place where it all began.
I have a real fondness for this series. It encompasses many of the photographic elements that define my photographic vision – architecture, geometry, abstract minimalism. Capturing them in what I hope is a distinctive and unique way.
For a time, pies were all I shot. Every building was a potential piece of pie. I looked for triangles everywhere. My neck ached from peering up.
And then, boredom set in; it seemed that I had exhausted this subject. What more could I say? How could I avoid repeating myself?
So I moved on to other things; other subjects; other inspiration.
Until the image above – taken during the early morning golden hour – a double piece of pie. A slightly different twist of a familiar subject. Coming back again to those elements that first attracted me.
And I realized this: the series will never be finished. Yes, perhaps the initial easy shots have all been taken. New images may be few and far between in comparison to that beginning flurry of creation. I will have to look harder, seek further. But those pieces of pie – they are out there waiting for me, waiting to be discovered.
Like this piece – upside-down – balanced on the tipping point.
Below is the original pie-in-the-sky image, featured in a November 2011 blog post. Additional pies can be found here.