Head of Franz Kafka

This is our entry in Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #59 – Angles.  The challenge is to photograph something from different angles. While the photographer in our case was standing in the same place, the object being photographed was changing angles.

David Černý’s Head of Franz Kafka stands behind the Quadrio shopping center in Prague, Czech Republic.  The head plus base stands almost 36 feet tall.  The head is composed of 42 stacked stainless steel “slices” that can rotate independently, but are choreographed to deform and reform the face repeatedly.  The slide show below shows the state of the head at 5 second intervals; a complete reforming takes 45 seconds.

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The ten images in the slide show were taken on April 14, 2019. Specs are:

Fuji X100T, ISO 800, f/16, 1/30 sec, 23 mm

Prague’s John Lennon Wall

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wall.

The John Lennon wall in Prague, Czech Republic, was created following the 1980 assassination  of John Lennon: at that time, it contained only one image of Lennon and the lyrics from a song.  The wall changes continually and has a history of challenging authority.  Exactly one week after we took this photo, on Earth Day, the wall was repainted entirely by the protest group Extinction Rebellion to demand government action on climate change.

 

This photo was taken on April 15, 2019. Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 100, f/9, 1/50 sec, 18 mm.