Emergent Behavior: An explosive photo series from Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: An explosive photo series from Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: An explosive photo series from Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: An explosive photo series from Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: An explosive photo series from Thomas Jackson

Last March I wrote about Thomas Jackson and his fantastic book of robots, appropriately titled The Robot Book. He emailed me a couple days ago to tell me he has a new series called Emergent Behavior. As he describes it, there were “no robots involved, though the mysterious hovering sculptures remain.” And it’s true, the mystery does remain as he’s created these immense photos with such interesting compositions. I want to say that he simply tossed everything into the air, but I doubt it’s that easy as these photos are almost too perfect.

You can see the rest of the set by clicking here.

4 Comments Emergent Behavior: An explosive photo series from Thomas Jackson

  1. Aidan Mullane February 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Fantastic!!!! The feeling of motion in the first one is so cool there are no superlatives for it!
    thanks for these!

  2. Christophe Ramonet February 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Beautiful pictures ! I wish I could see them for real !

  3. anders February 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    This work is beautiful. I especially like the last one with the leaves. It reminds me a bit of one of the scenes in Zhang Yi Mou’s “Hero”.

  4. Ryan Smith February 22, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    Beautiful series! As much as I desire to know how it was done I realize that if I knew the sense of awe and mystery might be lessened. Are those cheese puffs in the second image?

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