January 25, 2010

One of my self imposed directives states that I must create at least one photo every day. A brutal photo editor, quickly, and permanently trashing anything that doesn’t meet my standards, I finally gave in, and uncharacteristically decided on not one, but two images. The irony being that tonight, driving for hours through East Los Angeles,  it took much longer to find my subject than any day prior. Chasing light’s breadcrumbs, I finally found the massive construction site where these photos were taken, it’s gleaming halogen towers drawing me in like a moth to a flame.

In many way the two photos couldn’t be more different. The one on the left, a geometric study inspired by the Bauhaus movement, and on the right, one of my favorite photographic disciplines, an image that looks as if it were painted. After a long, tiring day, I’m thankful to have worked as hard as I did tonight. What I’m finding out is that I’m never too tired, and that there are enough hours in the day to do something I’ve never done before.

Image Left    -  Separation in Connectivity – East LA
ISO 640, 24-70 @ 70mm, f/2.8 @ 1/6 sec – handheld – available light

Image Right  -  Brushing Against Night – East LA
ISO 800, 24-70 @ 34mm, f/2.8 @ 1/5 sec – handheld – available light

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