Friday, 30 March 2012

Coca-Cola Abstracts

I'm very interested in photographing objects that bend and distort light by themselves. I noticed when I was drinking a bottle of coke that the patterns in the plastic cast interesting shadows so these pictures are the result of a fun afternoon playing with the idea. The setup was really simple, I took a few plastic coke bottles, filled them with water (to get a stronger refraction of the light), then used a desklamp as the light source and a piece of paper as the background. I used a tripod for stability with the long exposure times and in most cases used a small amount of underexposure to exaggerate the shadows.

The setup: desklamp illumination and a plastic coke bottle filled with water

For some reason these abstract views seem kind of sci-fi to me. They look like strange chrome or glass objects that to me seem a little alien.

Coke bottle abstract

I really had a lot of fun with this....

Coke bottle abstract 2

I'm going to keep my eye out for more interestingly textured plastic bottles...

Coke bottle abstract 3