Photos of colorful clouds of smoke by Texas-based photographer Irby Pace. The images entitled Idle Voids-Pop! remind me of Berndnaut Smilde's floating clouds captured inside interior spaces but Irby shoots them on the outside to fill the negative space of the urban landscape where the smoke is influenced by the forces of nature.
The floating phenomenons in my photographs fill the void of the urban and natural landscapes. I alter the real physical space with real floating colorful clouds of smoke and allow nature to dictate the shape and duration. This allows me to capture the momentary glimpse of the vacant space. By using crude and readily available resources, I am experimenting with the tension of upward or outward movement against the downward force of gravity, creating the illusion of gravity defiance.