Hounds of Hell - May 17, 2017
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Composite of 3 night abstracts from the series "My Daily Commute". The spires along the edge is the new skyscraper "Wilshire Grand Center". The center image "The Hounds of Hell" is streaking lights from some signs that to me looked like teeth from monsters. The struggle was to create a center that was slightly horrific.
Continuation of the "My Daily Commute" series of driving to and from but now it is NBC every day for about 3 hours of road time daily. In the mornings I am in daylight, but more often than not, my drive home is at night. In the mornings, I am attempting to freeze objects as I pass. Nights, the shutter speed is set to seconds and the attempt is to generate images that are colorful and other worldly; my version of a Jackson Pollock paintings but my canvas is normally black or navy blue.
This series started a few yeaqrs ago when a past client required a substantial amount of my time in their office which consumed the time I would have spent on my conceptual studio images, building sets, and recruiting model volunteers. With my conceptual pieces, the work is planned. For this series, it is random to what captures my eye, usually my peripheral vision. As scenes flash by, I need to keep the camera in one hand, the lens resting on my upper arm of the steering hand so that the camera is ready to be aimed.