Working in the haze
at speed. the dynamics of life sometimes can push you to break, or breakthrough.
I have little time left on my lunch hour to write this. So no lengthy emo laden navel gazing today. I simply wanted to share some pictures. I considered instagram, i miss the immediacy of it but thought, what the hell, newsletter.
Last weeks accidental discovery of a better print than I expected, tripped over, as it was by needing a small print to try painting in soft pastels, has lead me in down a few experimental roads.
The level of painting related content I am consuming right now is dangerous and it’s seeping into everything, including new work in photos.
I went out for a monster squall line and where i would normally turn back and race it home—because there’s often little to see in rain that heavy I thought maybe I could turn that heavy rain into a nice smoothing layer if I slowed my shutter down.
I think it worked some. creating a more even, painterly effect without slipping into impressionism. Focusing is challenging under heavy rain but I can see where this could be used later.
Things start to go awry fairly easily using this technique, As seen above it can lose the actual detail if you wander too far into the mist.
I have no time to work up some prints just now but my guess is these could be stellar.
okay. back to work.
if you have more time, check out my pal tyler’s latest photo essay from LA. Fire.