This is an installation at The Art Institute of Chicago by Jesus Rafael Soto that transforms a gallery space into something surprisingly surreal. The plastic filaments hanging from the ceiling are lit in such a way that they're fascinating simply to look at. And walking through is akin to being underwater. I saw these military school students walking through, mesmerized--just as everyone else, and asked them to march through toward my camera. I thought the contrast of the ethereal context and the regimented soldiers would prove visually interesting. I'm not so sure that comes across. As processed, it also reminds me of a double exposure including the inverse of a bar code. It's neat, though.
Camera Nerdery: Try manually focusing through a series of shots with a moving subject through a field of strangely lit plastic. I wasn't equal to the task. I'll tell ya' that. [Canon 1Ds3, Summicron 50mm, 1/160th, f/?, ISO 1000]