Kertesz and Composition
I had the opportunity to view a fair amount of Andre Kertesz prints in the flesh the other day, and I was astounded by all of them. There are compositional elements that are shared between prints, and that after some comparisons and study looked as if they were obvious to me. Note, I am not an expert by any means, and I could well have seen what I wanted to see.
However, one of the prints, which I'm sure a lot of you have seen, 'The Tulip', has an optical illusion baked into it. I was wondering if either of you had any information on how this was actually done. I believe he used distorting mirrors, and I know there are at least two exposures because there is a 'shadow' of the blossom in the actual print, don't know if it's visible in the attachment or not.
Thankful for some thoughts and insight on this.