Front view
Inv. No.S-0256
ArtistMichael Flomenborn 1952 in Canada

"Two Step"

Year2004, vintage

gelatin silver print, toned

Dimensions90 x 90 cm

signed, dated, titled and numbered (pencil) and artist-studio stamp on verso


Fireflies do the work of Michael Flomen: by night, he places an unexposed 8 x 10-inch film in the grass and waits until one of the glowing beings passes his negative. Since these animals glow in a rhythmic sequence, a pattern that reminds of drawings of dancing figures is created on the film. Therefore, the picture is titled “Two Step”. The firefly stopped in the middle and thereby created the brightest part of the picture because the negative was exposed to light several times at the same point. Dew and grass itself created the other formations that remind of frozen water.
Fritz Simak

S-0256, "Two Step"
Michael Flomen, "Two Step", 2004
S-0256, Front view
© Michael Flomen
S-0256, Back view
Michael Flomen, "Two Step", 2004
S-0256, Back view
S-0382, George Henry Seeley, 1907
George Henry Seeley, 1907
more infoS-0382, Front view
© Michael Flomen