William Oldacre Photography

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Riding In Traffic

abstract expressionism, city street, urban, movement, motion, turquoise, red, orange, green, vibrant
Unnamed Fifty Three, 2019 — Sidelong :: (click image to see more)

For the past 9 years and 3 bodies of work – Light Signatures, Convergent and now Sidelong, I have captured all the source material while peddling my bicycle in Toronto traffic. When I tell people this they are mostly surprised – and afraid.

Doing this places the viewer right in the midst of great activity. Shooting from within traffic as it moves is essential to the experience. I believe our principle interaction with the city is founded on movement. The city houses the greatest quantity of concentrated human activity, more than anywhere else on earth – a hive. This great density of human activity has a multiplicative effect on creativity and ingenuity.