Sunday, July 06, 2008

HSBC "Wimbledon Grass Art"

They enlisted British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey to create “grass photographs” for HSBC’s partnership with the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Harnessing seedling grass light sensitivity, Ackroyd and Harvey, who are known for similar work worldwide, record photographic images by projecting black and white negatives onto grass as it grows in a dark room for 12 hours per day for more than a week. The grass grows in accordance to the modified light exposure, thus the photo “develops” on a living canvas. Three people featured who represent the essence of Wimbledon: Tara Moore, competing in the qualifying tournament; Eddie Seaward, head groundsman at Wimbledon for the last 15 years; and Lizzie May, a coach for the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative.

Agency: JWT London, United Kingdom.