Tuesday, July 27, 2010
When creative worlds collide, wonder is born. Gjon Mili migrated to the United States in 1923 from Albania, 15 years later he was a photographer for LIFE Magazine. This series is a result of his experimentation with electronic flashes and stroboscopic light. He photographed Pablo Picasso in 1949 using a technique he developed with Harold Eugene Edgerton of MIT, capturing sequences of actions in a single photograph, at the time...revolutionary. This series blows me away for it illustrates the marriage of science and art as two creative geniuses, both masters in their own fields, gave birth to a new form of imagery that could only exist when the two were combined. Brilliant!