Aerial kite photography show opening in Barrington

Aerial kite photography show opening in Barrington


Kites Dr WolfsonAn aerial kite photography exhibit featuring the work of Dr. Ivan Wolfson will launch with an opening reception this Sunday, and will run through May 2. According to Dr. Wolfson, a small digital camera is attached via a few metal brackets to the line of his kite. He selects the angle, and programs the camera to take a photo, usually between five and 10 seconds, rotating a few degrees every 10 seconds. “The randomness makes the process more interesting for me and gives the photographs, especially the ones with people, a candid feel,” he said.
The photographs are taken from between 50 and 300 feet high. Dr. Wolfson said the heights offer unusual and rare perspectives. “Similar to macro photography, the images produced may be disorienting due to the novel perspective, yet often are very beautiful. I love when someone sees one of these photographs out of context, and cannot be sure what it is,” he said.

WHERE: The Temple Habonim Art Gallery, 165 New Meadow Road, Barrington
WHEN: 1-3 p.m., Sunday, March 3
COST: Free
MORE INFO: 401/245-6536; [email protected]