Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Mark M. Hancock / © The Dallas Morning News
Zyvex CEO James Von Ehr thinks small. He thinks so small that it takes a Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope to see the nanotechnological things he creates at his Richardson-based company.
This is a loose photo mosaic. When I got the assignment, I was allowed to be "edgy" with it. I made some standard portraits in front of a huge machine, but we all preferred this approach. I had 15 minutes to make this particular image. I would have liked more time, but this worked for the story.
I planned to work on more of the large-scale images like "Donna," but the printer went out of business when everyone switched to digital. Now, I'll be stuck with huge negative contact sheets or chrome and glass sandwiches.
The big images take forever to plan and execute. They also cost a small fortune in film, processing and printing (when it was available). However, I want to explore them more and exploit the absolute layering this approach allows.
Enough for now,