American Landmarks | Devil’s Tower


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Devil’s Tower National Monument | Black Hills National Forest | May, 2019

Devil’s Tower National Monument | Black Hills National Forest | May, 2019


Story


Post Script:

  • The artwork is named "Cloud Gate" because 80 percent of its surface reflects the sky. 

  • The sculpture's creator Anish Kapoor is making waves through an artist dispute over the proprietary rights to a color pigment patented as Vantablack, the "blackest black".

  • The materials used in the construction of the sculpture are contracted to last 1000 years. 

  • Cloud Gate is wiped down and cleaned on a daily basis, with a bi-annual cleaning drenching it with 40 gallons of Tide liquid detergent.


Behind the Shot:

The above photograph was comprised of multiple long-exposure images intended to compliment the reflective design of the sculpture...enhancing its affect. The play of light, shadow, and movement create the ephemeral feeling of staring into a "Cloud Gate". A clean and sharp composition was used to frame the cityscape; the use of monochrome gives cause to a simplistic yet impactful photograph. -Michael Zwack

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