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Ultimate Destination

Convergent series, day, colour photograph, art, abstract, abstract expressionism, creative, city street, urban, downtown, cityscape, speed, blur, movement, motion, orange, red, brown, muted, smear, streaks, shape

Hot West Wind, 2015 – Convergent :: (click to see more)

Weather has been pretty cold here for the past while and I’m finding my camera is freezing up during my ride. Nothing I didn’t expect but still a little disappointing to not be able to collect images on some of the bright sunny clear days we’ve had. I’ve added it to the disappointment of not being able to use my wiggly lens – the one I dropped – and the flexible lighting conditions if facilitated.

Still, I’m intrigued with how the city shapes that arise during my movement have become ghostly – disembodied and disengaged from the ground – they’ve become gestural, dreamlike and washed out. This feels like a logical conclusion or perhaps the ultimate destination of this photographic exploration and makes sense that the images have evolved to this point. They clearly show the shapes of the city devoid of any distraction – my goal, as always.