Allie, whose tattoo inspired this project, is my second tattoo triptych.
Can you see it? The letters in Allie’s tattoo? They read air.
Rotate it 90° to the right, however, and it’ll read earth.
Flip it 180° from how it is now, and it reads water.
And, if you haven’t guessed by now, one more 90° flip, and her tattoo reads fire.
An elemental ambigram. The damndest thing. I’d seen ambigrams before, but nothing so cool as that. And it inspired this project.
Even better? Tomorrow is Allie’s birfday. Happy birfday, Allie!
Broad street: Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
85 mm · 1/200 s · f/3.5 · ISO 200
tattoo: Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
70 mm · 1/200 s · f/5.6 · ISO 200
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/8 power, 2′ above subject, umbrella diffused, remote triggered; Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, 1′ behind subject, back wall bounced, STO-FEN diffused, remote triggered
The Atrium: Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
70 mm · 1/125 s · f/3.5 · ISO 800
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/8 power, 6′ left of subject, remote triggered