Eggs are interesting subjects, especially if they are large ostrich eggs and an almost black emu egg. One day in Ayvalik I played with them to study their shape, form, texture and the effect of light on them. The resulting photographs are my “eggsperiments” (the pun was irresistible.) The inclusion of a copper plate in different photographs provided another element to use in their composition. A part of the study was the “frame” which can, and does, contain all the elements neatly or abruptly cut them with different impact. The imaginary creations that use the emu egg as the main elements are inspired by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey; and the “monolith” in the titles refer to the same in the movie. This study has been educational and fun for me, I hope you enjoy viewing the photographs.
// by A. Cemal Ekin