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Order From Chaos

Light Signatures series, day, colour photograph, art, abstract, abstract expressionism, creative, city street, urban, downtown, cityscape, speed, blur, movement, motion, brown, cream, muted, streaks, patterns

green brown yellow streaks, 2011 – Light Signatures :: (click to see more)

I’ve always observed the flow of things. Like predicting the flow of traffic around me while I drive – to plot my optimum path through it. I do this while driving on the 401 for example. I do the same thing when I photograph – I watch the movement of things, predict their alignment and photograph the patterns.

All my images are about alignments in the chaotic flow around me and the beautiful patterns they form.

In earlier days documenting alignments was enough for me. But in time, I recognized that just because it was my perspective didn’t make it interesting or significant for others – it needed something more.

If I could somehow distill my image to it’s core elements – it’s essence – and remove distractions, I could show it for exactly what it is. I could show it without the distraction of context – in the same way a young child beholds the wonder of the world.

This is my focus now.

I give you alignment without context – order and symmetry, manifest from chaos.
Isn’t it wondrous?