Curiosity led photographer James Friedman to cut into his collection of golf balls to see what the cores looked like. To his surprise, he discovered that each golf ball contained a unique interiority, revealing elegant formal qualities and inspiring Friedman to become more enthusiastic about the possibilities of abstraction in his photography, especially as a corollary to his documentary work. His series, entitled Interior Design, captures these surprisingly colorful and distinctive golf ball guts, displaying the inner beauty contained within their homogenized white forms. Friedman has been fascinated with photography since he took his first self-portrait at 5 years old. He does not play golf.

- dave 9-18-2013 6:08 pm

We always unraveled golf balls. Some had a liquid filled bladder some a steel core if I remember correctly. But always wrapped in that single strand of rubber band to stretch out. Looks like things have changed.
- bill 9-18-2013 6:38 pm [add a comment]

then you must also know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?

i have to admit it never once occurred to me to look inside a golf ball. i would have made a terrible doctor with an even worse handicap.
- dave 9-18-2013 6:57 pm [add a comment]

No, I bit.
- bill 9-18-2013 8:44 pm [add a comment]

We used to cut them open too. Some cores were rumored to contain acid. Never heard of or found a steel core.
- steve 9-19-2013 2:17 am [add a comment]

Some had a steel ball bering. And no poison I don't specifically remember opening one with steel. I think some type of solid. The bladder ones were memorable. Mystery juice. Also cracked open coconuts on the curb in Florida and unwinding small electric motors to get the copper wire to make antennas for radios to get improved receptions. Also sitting on a ladder with walkie talkies and transistor radios for better reception at night (I thought). ThatS where I discovered number stations.
- bill 9-19-2013 9:27 am [add a comment]

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