Andrew Davidhazy

Professor (retired)
Honeoye Falls, New York, USA
Photography is often perceived as simply a medium of creative expression. I utilize photography as both a creative outlet but also as a significant analytical tool for science, engineering and technology applications.

My long standing personal interest has been the visualization of events that are difficult to perceive and analyze with the naked eye alone. I use simple and sometimes complex photographic techniques to record and make possible the understanding and the qualitative and quantitative analysis of such events.

I strive to create images that not only have scientific, technical and educational value but that also are esthetically attractive.
Hexagon and pentagon accomodation 1
16 x 10 inches in 20 x 16 inch frame
photograph
2014
This is the first of my 2 photographs that depict soap bubbles in a closed cylindrical container accommodated themselves as hexagons around pentagons and are reminiscent of a truncated icosahedron.

I was taking a shower when I became intrigued by the behavior of the bubbles in a nearly empty shampoo container. I think this is something we often notice but never take the time to explore further as the basis for a visually appealing image to be recorded and displayed.

I hope that among mathematicians this will be an image that provokes discussion but I can only appreciate it for its visual appeal as its connections to geometry are sadly beyond me.
Hexagon and pentagon accomodation 2
16 x 10 inches in 20 x 16 inch frame
photograph
2014
This is photograph number two of the set. The description is the same as the one associated with number one.