13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
About Will Delong
inspiration strikes a shutterbug long after he has put his camera
aside. Will Delong snapped the four photographs that became "Symmetry
Study" without any particular agenda.
It was later, while studying the contact sheet, that he noticed the similarity
of form between the walkway, speed bumps, bike rack and river. He applied a technique
learned in photography class at Sacred Heart High School and projected all four
images on to one photograph. The result is a striking study in perspective and
angles, with the camera's eye finding a common shape hidden in four seemingly
Delong shot the four photographs while visiting U.C. Davis last winter break. Does he want to attend Davis after high school? "Not sure," he said. But he is sure he wants to keep taking pictures.
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