Thanks to James Friedman, we’ll never look at a golf ball the same way again. The Ohio-based photographer’s series Interior Design reveals the insides of bisected golf balls which are, to our surprise, filled with fascinating abstract patterns, colors and textures.
A personal documentary and street photographer, Friedman’s practice has often revolved around portraiture. Though thoroughly appreciative of other artists’ use of abstraction, it wasn’t until his chance encounter with these ball interiors at a golf equipment trade show did he start exploring it in his own work. “For the first time, abstraction resonated with me as I discovered elegant formal qualities and surprising metaphorical possibilities in the unlikeliest of places, a 1.68” golf ball,” he explains. Reminiscent of celestial bodies or alien-like geographic formations viewed from the sky, Interior Design celebrates unexpected beauty and serendipitous encounters in the everyday. Visit Friedman’s website for more.
Images © James Friedman / with permission