This is Phillipe Halsman’s Dali Atomicus. What do you see?
It took 28 tries to get this photograph ‘right’. You can see that the water is indeed thrown. It is not ‘fake water’.
No cats or surrealists were harmed during the making of this photograph. But please, be kind to your pets.
This is your task. But what is Magical Realism?
The term was first coined by art critic Franz Koh to refer to post-expressionist artwork that had an ‘inner magic’ - work that suggested there was more to it than meets the eye. “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth is now considered a classic of Magic Realism.
Now however, Magic Realism is understood to suggest work in which the real world comes into contact with something that is supernatural or unbelievable.
This idea of something magic or supernatural coming into contact with the real world might be something that you’ve also seen in the movies.
But not to be confused with surrealism which implies something that is dreamlike and fully beyond our conscious reality.
How can we apply this idea to fast speed photography?
Using high speed photography, we are able to witness people and/or objects caught in mid air in a moment that goes by too fast to be captured by the naked eye. How can you use this technique to create a scene of magical realism in your community?
If it was good enough for Halsman and Dali, its good enough for you!
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