Not quite a full circle (2014)
Colour photograph (Giclée) by John Brooks


  • Colour photograph (Giclée), Paper
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  • Size: 23.62 × 23.62 × 0.2 in (unframed) / 23.62 × 23.62 in (actual image size)
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John Brooks

United Kingdom

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An abstraction of a vintage Canadian railway turntable, deconstructed and re-assembled digitally. This image was inspired by the fact that the turntable being circular on plan can only be seen from the ground and its' shape therefore defined by the ellipse that the eye can see.
I decided to create a circular image using the geometry of the circular form of the single rail upon which the turntable sits as a baseline in the viewfinder then using collage to present the final form that you see in this image. The parallel rectangular sides of the actual turntable track are then viewed in each frame of the composite image as a geometrical pattern within the outer circle but with apparently open ends which reflects the function of the turntable to release a railway engine in either direction.

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Digital print on Giclee paper

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