“Time could truly be made to stand still. Texture could be retained despite sudden violent movement.”
– Gjon Mili, photographer
Mili would open the lens of his camera in a dark room while Picasso used the flashlight like a charcoal or brush. In the dark room only the flashlight would be recorded on the film, at first. Once the light drawing was “done” Mili would trigger the strobes and close the lens, preserving both the light drawing and the artist behind it.
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