October 31, 2011
Form follows function. This is a satalite dish in use by a CATV company . It receives signals from space: tv, movies, music, words and whatever other information is being sent from outer space. It is a huge thing. This photograph is not meant to show how large it is but rather its shape against the sky to emphasise what it does. And this thing looks like what it does, in the Bauhaus tradition. When I do commercial shoots of industrial locations with big machines or big objects like this dish, I try to photograph the object in way to emphasize it's design. In this case, the dish was located away from the building near the parking lot. People walked by this everyday, probably never even looking at it. This shot was used in company print materials and on their website. This photograph was also ordered as a large fine art print for corporate headquarters.