13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Youth 16 and Under

 

"Symmetry Study"
By Will Delong

About Will Delong


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Sometimes, 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 disparate subjects.

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.

--Cross Missakian