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Rip Curl

This is a piece of installation art called Rip Curl. Architects Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues created it out of cardboard and wood. Both worked for Frank Gehry before going on to do their own thing.

I tried to capture the flowing shapes that the name implies, but the low light and the large number of kids (and adults) climing around on the installation made this difficult.

Rip Curl

This is a piece of installation art called Rip Curl. Architects Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues created it out of cardboard and wood. Both worked for Frank Gehry before going on to do their own thing.

I tried to capture the flowing shapes that the name implies, but the low light and the large number of kids (and adults) climing around on the installation made this difficult.

comments (3)

  • Lanae
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2006, 00:29
You have a lot of really neat photos on your site, including this one!
The first thing that caught my eye in this photo were the undulating waves, so I think you did do a good job capturing the shapes. I also like the kid in the picture, it gives the structure a sense of scale; it's really big! Good job.
Martin: Thank you very much! This structure was in a one (big) room gallery that only exhibits installation art. I am looking forward to whatever they put in there next.
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Nov 2006, 12:54
That looks like a bumpy ride. I see what you mean by low light.
Martin: They had some professional photos of it for which they had dialed up the illumination a lot, but to the human eye it looked great in the low light.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2006, 17:20
I think that without the person in this shot there would be no scale. I like the texture of this stuff, it looks very tactile.
Martin: Yes, the kid is definitely necessary. Basically we were walking on the edges of stacked cardboard. It was surprisingly grippy and yet the kids somehow managed to use some sections as slides.

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