I went to see The Weather Project at the Tate Modern gallery in London several times between 16 October 2003 and 21 March 2004 in the Turbine Hall. Each visit brought new rewards, the first time simply awestruck, thinking the building was on fire, a sensation compounded by the dry ice that was reduced in quantity on subsequent visits.
Olafur Eliasson created a piece of art that really was a work of genius, of a scale and simplicity that had an awe inspiring effect on everyone I watched as they entered the gallery.
On my first visit I took general photos, trying to capture the enormity of the big orange sun. Later though I became interested in the way that the Turbine Hall looked different from different angles, seeing it afresh, and then on my final visit I started to photograph the people in the hall and their reactions and behaviours.
My favourite moment was when I took my sons and one of their friends, and as their friend walked up the stairs, revealing the big orange sun, he was saying "it's like going to heaven". It really was. One of the photos on this page (Img_1044.jpg) captures that moment.
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