Bubbles

The Idea

Several years ago, I found myself on a work assignment in Basel, Switzerland. On a sunny Saturday, I decided to take a walk along the Rhine River to take in the sights and sounds of the city.

While walking I saw a man creating larger-than-life bubbles. With each bubble that he created, joyous children ran around him -- popping, jumping, and running through the bubbles.

This is where I came up with the idea for my Bubbles Project. I thought it would be fun to create my own large bubbles and bring a different human element to them.

The Photos

After many (unsuccessful) attempts to create my own large-sized bubble mixture, I eventually gave up and bought an off-the-shelf solution. I went with the Beeboo Bubble Mix. With the mixture, two long sticks with some strings attached, I was ready to start making bubbles.

Black and White

Most people are used to the rainbow colors in bubbles as they catch sunlight. But what I have found fascinating is the vibrant textures bubbles have even in black and white.

What's Next

For a long time, I have considered publishing a book on the entire series. I have amassed approximately 70+ quality photos that I would love to finally publish into a quality book.

However, more important than just publishing would be that next step of creation. I started photography in the digital age, and it was not until recently that I started appreciating the beauty and satisfaction of printing your work. And since then I have been printing like a madman on my home printer and in the darkroom.  Therefore, the next logical step is to work on publishing a book ...