Harold Edgerton created this photo, one of the earliest color strobe pictures ever taken, in his studio/laboratory. The kicker clenches his fist in concentration; he can’t see the ball because the studio is in total darkness. The ball is caught in the instant before it starts moving through space, where it will expand and contract on its trajectory. Edgerton was famously patient and took many photographs of the same situation to achieve his desired pictorial effect.
Dye transfer chromogenic photograph
image: 16 11/16 x 14 1/8 in. (42.4 x 35.9 cm)
sheet: 20 1/16 x 16 in. (51 x 40.6 cm)
frame: 29 1/8 × 23 1/8 × 1 7/8 in. (74 × 58.7 × 4.8 cm)
Signed in graphite verso lower center: "Harold Edgerton"
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Edition of 300 numbered copies, 30 publisher's proofs and 26 lettered artist's proofs.
Gift of The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation
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