DescriptionA deliberately very underexposed photo of a machine used to cut the top off a blown glass form to make a bowl.The blown form is clamped in upside-down and lowered spinning into this ring of fire, which melts the glass in a circle, basically cutting the bottom off the (upside-down) form, leaving just the bowl part hanging in the machine. It's an interesting process to watch! More info at Glasi HergiswilThe Fire Inside is another photo of the same glassmakers.
Steven Bufton, Schönenbuch Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement I started out in photography at around 12 years old with a Russian-built Fed rangefinder camera - I think it was a 5L. I can still remember the smell of the leather case!
At university, I bought my first SLR, a Pentax P30n, and happily photographed with that for a few years. In the mid 90's, my interest waned somewhat, and I took photos mainly of friends and events with an Olympus point-n-shoot camera. In 1999, I bought my wife a digital camera (an Olympus C2000Z), and was soon using it more than she did! She later bought smaller, higher-resolution point-n-shoot digicams. In September 2006, I finally decided to splash out on a digital SLR (a Sony Alpha 100), and have rediscovered the creative angle of photography.