Jun 16, 2013

The Whole Story–Photo by Armineh Hovanesian

Between a rock and a hard place?  Read The Whole Story to find out more about this intriguing photo. If you’d like to submit a photo and have a chance to be featured, you can find the details here. 

The Photograph

 ©Armineh Hovanesian

The Whole Story

Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA's campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. The slot gradually descends to fifteen feet in depth, running underneath the boulder. As with other works by the artist, such as Double Negative (1969), the monumental negative form is key to the experience of the artwork. Taken whole, Levitated Mass speaks to the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of creating artworks from megalithic stone, to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering. (text from LACMA.org)

I was in awe of the massiveness of this installation ever since I read about it. Finally I had the pleasure of seeing this magnificent piece in person. Seeing and experiencing the "presence" up close was exhilarating. I felt so small!  Like a speck of sand!  Nature IS the ruler of the Universe.  I took several shots (with my iPhone4) until I was able to capture the very exact moment seen in the photo.. I chose to edit the picture using Laminar (one of my preferred apps) and chose the Palladium filter for the final touch.  My aim was to convey the grandeur of nature and how small human creatures really are in comparison.

The Photographer

Armineh HovanesianArmineh Hovanesian – Born in Paris and raised in Tehran and Boston, Armineh is a mobile photographer now based in Los Angeles, capturing moments since 2009. With no professional training, her vision is the driving force behind her creations!  For the time being, photography is her hobby!  Armineh has exhibited at various galleries and events and has won numerous challenges and competitions. Her latest achievement was receiving an honorable mention by Mobile Photography Awards 2013, in the landscape category and participating in her first New York City group show at SOHO Gallery for Digital Arts in March of 2013.

Artist Statement: My photographs are not generally planned in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on the viewer’s mind, something has been accomplished.

Find Armineh:  Website / EyeEm / Flickr / iPhoneArt / Instagram / Backspaces / Constrvct

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