A collaborative effort comes with risks and rewards. It can be inspired, or things may fizzle out. But sometimes, artists join forces to create work that is magic.
We gratefully experienced a little bit of that alchemy with photographer Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli in a series of epic photo projects.
Dominic worked with Quynbi on a promotion for Light Art. For this project, the company built illuminated ring sculptures in concentric circles to create an otherworldly look. The glowing rings in the images below were suspended above and around Quynbi, encircling her in light while she moved. Light Artists tossed silken scarves into frame while Bonuccelli captured the images from the floor. Perfectly dreamy.
While we were at it, in a nod of appreciation to polymath Leonardo da Vinci, the crew created a Vitruvian Woman:
Seems like a long day, doesn't it?
As Leo himself so famously mused, "Art is never finished, only abandoned."
Grazie mille, Dominic!
Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who has travelled to more than 80 countries - from Cuba to Cambodia and Kiribati to Tibet - capturing images for Lonely Planet travel guides and Rick Steves' Europe. His forte is environmental portraiture, although his projects include corporate, editorial, travel, and fashion work, including music videos. He has hosted six seasons of travel shows for Lonely Planet, the National Geographic Adventure Channel, Discovery Asia, the Travel Channel and the BBC across Latin America, Europe and Asia. His editorial work has been featured in Variety, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and he is the cover photographer for MovieMaker Magazine in Los Angeles. His photographs are represented by AGE Fotostock (Spain), Arcangel (England) and Getty Images (USA). His film and photo clients include the Space Needle, the Gates Foundation, 3 Form, the Clinton Foundation and the United Nations. He has shot such luminaries as Stephen Hawking, Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Kenneth Branagh, Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama and Sting. A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema, Bonuccelli is a dual American and Italian citizen, and is currently working on a coffee table book of his best images of the last 20 years for Rick Steves’ Europe.