Eggs are the specialty of my friend Nermin Kura. A ceramicist, Nermin makes vessels inspired by eggs and photographs eggs in various settings. When I was in Ayvalik and saw the two ostrich and one emu eggs, I wanted to experiment with their shapes, forms, texture and photographed them in the generally soft light of the conservatory. I wanted to see the effect of light coming from different directions on their form and texture. It also affected the relationships and space around them. As a compositional element, I also used an old copper plate with tin plating. I was also thinking “what would Nermin do?”
The emu egg was the most interesting with its very deep color and surface texture, its shape distinguishing it from the other two. I had a series of photographs of just that in the copper plate, seemingly defying gravity, almost like the monolith in the Kubrick movie 2001. You will see that single egg as photographed as well as different interpretations of it. In the last group of experiments (eggsperiments), I wanted to see how the response to the same egg may change with added elements of created light and mist as well as different contexts. Let me know what you think, feel free to write your comments to the area at the end of the post.