Kirby Gladstein/SYMMETRY/ February 15th

February 15, 8:30am - 10:00am CST. Hosted at The Annex HTX

part of a series on Symmetry

About the speaker

Kirby Gladstein is a multidisciplinary photographer from Houston, Texas specializing in live music and film photography. She draws inspiration from the world around her and believes the power behind an image comes from the delicate play between light and emotion. Her clients include Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, Atlantic Records, Kelly Rowland, FLOOD Magazine, Subway, Rémy Martin, and Live Nation. Kirby currently splits her time between Houston and Los Angeles.

Additional details

SYMMETRY — What do a planet, an attractive face, and a snowflake have in a common? Symmetry.

Symmetry is prevalent throughout life. You can fold a sunflower in half, stories have an arc, and the human body can bend and create mesmerizing shapes. There are also irregularities that enhances life; it adds beauty and complexity. If there’s symmetry in nature, then there must be a kind of symmetry in the way we lead our lives.

Symmetry cannot be possible without asymmetry, the same way sadness magnifies joy.

Alan Lightman wrote in The Accidental Universe, “I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.” But chaos will happen whether we like it or not, it’s how we respond to it that either creates order or more chaos.

When in chaos, create your symmetry.

Our Saint Petersburg chapter chose this month’s exploration of SYMMETRY, Anna Fadeeva illustrated the theme, and Mailchimp is the presenting partner.