Photographer Dave Lind probably doesn’t get thrown off course much. A certain quality of light can occur every day at twelve minutes past sunset, and he shoots that every day.
But last Saturday night he became a giant goldfish. He floated for two miles from the Old Fourth Ward to Midtown.
How does one become a giant goldfish? Are there any lingering side-effects?
It’s possible that becoming a giant goldfish is itself a side-effect, perhaps the result of making images every day at dusk.
Fortunately, the fluid in which Mr. Lind floated was composed of the parade of people carrying lanterns along the Eastside Trail. It was the annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. According to the BeltLine, this event kicks off an annual public art exhibit, which will showcase “over 70 innovative works of performance and visual art from new and returning artists.”
The Lantern Parade made us happy, and more public art will make us even happier.