Big Bubble

My first Big Bubble Blower (shown here) popped up late one Sunday afternoon outside the Met Museum on Fifth Avenue. Such a spiffy dresser: knickers topped by shirt, tie and head phones all in shades of blue. He was holding up two long sticks with attached strings, which he dipped into a sudsy bucket. With these simple tools, he created one giant, rainbow-streaked bubble after another. Between his headphones playing unheard rhythms and his concentration on his bubbles, he seemed distant from the crowd, in a place all his own.

Intensifying this impression and playing on that idea, I cocooned him and his bubble in their  own brilliantly colored space. The original photograph was interesting, but more ho-hum I think than this version.

A big fan of these big bubble blowers, I’ll be publishing more of their creations later on…