Glass Art 玻璃藝術

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Dancer with colored glass art window

Dancer Billy Chang with colored glass art window

This series of modern dancer, traditional erhu 二胡 musician and large installation glass art pieces was shot for the Hsinchu Glass Festival where Billy was going to perform with other glass artists. Sadly, the government couldn’t give Billy enough funding to cover the costs of the production which would involve shipping the huge glass art pieces pictured here from Tainan to Taipei.

Dancer Billy Chang with colored glass art ball

Dancer Billy Chang with glass art ball

The glass created many technical photographic difficulties which I was planning to overcome on the second days shooting (with circus performers and other glass instrument musicians!) but the budget was cancelled before we had a chance to shoot. For this shot I was able to get a flash head inside the glass ball. The ball opens at the top.

Dancer Billy Chang with colored glass art window and glass erhu player

Dancer Billy Chang with colored glass art window and glass erhu ( 二胡) player

This is the only glass erhu ( 二胡) in existence in the world! We were going for a Yin Yang feel to this shot.

Dancer Billy Chang, Glass Festival, Tainan City, Taiwan

Dancer Billy Chang and large installation glass art background, Glass Festival, Tainan City, Taiwan

The huge and beautiful glass background for this shot was to be shipped to Taipei. I didn’t realize I was shooting such a large glass art and didn’t have nearly enough background material so the background is showing through the glass.

Glass erhu ( 二胡) player

Erhu ( 二胡) player poses with one-of-a-kind glass erhu

Glass Erhu Player( 二胡) , Glass Festival, Tainan City, Taiwan

Glass Erhu Player( 二胡) and large installation glass art background, Glass Festival, Tainan City, Taiwan

A quick shot of the Erhu musician and his friend.

Dancer Billy Chang and colored glass art background, Glass Festival, Tainan City, Taiwan

Dancer Billy Chang and colored glass art background, Glass Festival, Tainan City, Taiwan

We were continuing with the Yin Yang theme here.

Glass Festival

Dancer Billy Chang and colored glass art background, Glass Festival, Tainan City, Taiwan

We took a quick shot with the woman who runs the Tainan Glass Art Factory.