A friend makes these locally in Bangkok, some type of magnetic radiation emitter device



Every once in a while I'm approached to photograph something truly unique.  You're asking yourself what this is?  I know, but I'll ask you, for photographic purposes does it matter?  I don't think it must, but at the highest level it should. Allow me to explain.

This is an inducer.  It's about 1.5 meters from edge to edge.  The backing is Plexiglas and the metal is a thick gauge copper about as big around as your small finger.  Each piece is carefully measured, cut, and placed.  This replicates a very old design.  During use there are two of these.  One on each side of your body, ideally a part of your body experiencing pain, circulation problems, nerve issues, or just about any issue.  Each panel is then connected to a generator which then sends our magnetic waves at precise frequencies designed to help your particular issue.

The machine hums and vibrates, the lights flash, and you keep looking at those big coils thinking something must be happening with them.  There is.  You just can't feel it.  Once during a power surge it really started humming and for a moment there I thought I was going to be transported somewhere.  Nor after one treatment.  You need a series of treatment before experiencing relief.  The designer left it with me for six weeks and I used it for five weeks.  No relief.  To be fair, my body is really screwed up.  This might have worked very well on lesser injuries.

How do you market such a device? These panels set on thick white PVC legs did not look like something most would want in their homes.  I thought by treating the panel as a work of art we could induce people to take a second look.  This is how my work of art looks. I like it.  You can get dizzy looking into it too long.  I never did learn if the images helped sell more.  I'll ask next time I see the guy.

This image is significant because I took a relatively non-descript and boring item and from it, made a print which is both high-tech and interesting.  I'm not sure I'd want it on the wall of my home, but I do think it has attractive qualities.  What do you think?


Old BMW inside the Grand Palace compound in Bangkok Thailand

1950's BMW Motorcycle


Heavy course detail.  A 50ish BMW motorbike. I wanted to process this image to show the general lines of the engine and the course details of the design.  What I didn't want was a smooth sharp image of an old beat out motorcycle.  Does this processing make the image more interesting?  Perhaps.  You be the judge.  Sometimes we just have to try and see how things turn out.  Run it up the flag pole and see who waves.  Turn it upside down to see if you like the perspective better.  Often you can surprise yourself by liking something you didn't think you would.  It's all part of challenging your skills, but more of all challenging your perspective.