Brick By Brick
I was flipping through photos form my trip to Bali with YoungDoo and realized there were still quite a few that had never been shared. I chose a couple to turn into desktops to remedy this situation. I remember this scene well, we had wandered out behind our hotel at low tide and there were these cement brick islands just off shore, presumably to control the surf or erosion somehow. Covered in slippery algae the stones were interesting to me because of their cube like shape. Along the edge of this cement island I came across these few that looked as though they were trying to escape from the rest, one by one sinking deeper into the water as if making a grand escape in some kind of extreme slow motion. Meanwhile, behind me another photographer had wandered up as well to shoot the landscape beyond the sea and was laying belly down on the wet rocks.
Funny how images, even as simple as this, are able to bring back details hidden away in our memory. I think an interesting trick in photographing a scene is leading the viewer into some kind of imagined reality beyond the frame of a photograph. To wonder, even if just for a moment what they would see if they could shift the frame in another direction. I tried to accomplish this here with the disappearing rocks yet never did find the perfect angle to illustrate the idea while I was shooting the scene. It’s the reason I held off posting this one for so long actually. Hopefully not all was lost in my attempt and you guys enjoy it.