Sidewalk Abstractions

Photography captures reality. In this case however, I use photography to obscure reality rather than to define it. Our brain shifts from seeing the image for its color and shape to wanting to know what we’re looking at.

Trained as a painter, I first consider a captivating composition, then for surprises of color and texture to invigorate the surface of the image.

A Walk Home is a series of photos taken of the sidewalk, at night. The streetlights are the only source of light. The elements of design are somewhat whimsical—marks spray-painted on the curb, a splash of tar, a utility pole. The translucent shapes are shadows—some soft and organic, others bold and graphic.

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