Last week I headed out to The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College to photograph a sculpture by Benjamin Lavender. Benjamin created a piece for a special show there earlier this year and it found a permanent home hanging in the garden. For those that don’t know Benjamin and I are working on a book of his sculptures. The premise is to take these pieces out into the world and photograph them. But some of them have already found homes, like the one at the garden. This makes creating the image easier and harder at the same time. Easier because we don’t have to carry it anywhere and his work can be heavy, harder because I don’t get to choose the location to set the mood/feeling of the photograph. However I am lucky that Benjamin’s work doesn’t need to be in a special setting to be great.
If you want to see the Water Drop take a look at the garden’s website www.thegarden.org for directions and hours of operation.