Deconstruction by (Chris Tran)

This is a photo from the 2010 Creativity World Forum. Balloon sculptures by Jason Hackenwerth were on display during the conference but as it ended, student volunteers were asked to pop the sculptures. A video of this can be found here. It was definitely a cathartic experience and it influenced my unusual post-processing. Back in 2010 when I made the image, I was influenced by dual synthetic and organic nature of Hackenwerth’s sculptures and the chaos of their eventual destruction. It was an extremely experimental image and while I don’t edit like this anymore, I find it interesting.