Identical twins, Mike and Doug Starn’s work encompasses conceptual photographs and installations. “In the summer of 2010, their temporary site-specific installation Big Bambú transformed the Metropolitan Museum’s rooftop into an evolving, interactive waveform made entirely of bamboo poles; a version of the piece later appeared at the 2011 Venice Biennial. Another work by the Starns, the mosaic, fused-glass and stainless steel installation See it split, see it change, is permanently on view at the South Ferry subway station.”
For the featured photo, Mike and Doug mounted microscopic lenses on a large format camera and photographed actual snowflakes in the midst of a storm. The photograph, one of 50 gift suggestions, was printed as a full page in the December 6-7 edition of the Wall Street Journal as a gift to the readers.