More “Staccato” images December 20, 2011 JimK 4 Comments It’s winter, and I’m returning to the Staccato series. I spent two nights photographing in LA last week, and here are the first two pictures that I processed from the trip.
David Guidas says
I’ve just discovered your work through the B&W+Color Mgazine website. I think your staccccato images are excellent and unique. They really caught my attention among the usual street photography I see.
Thanks, David. I’ve got a lot more of the pictures from LA to process. There are two things slowing me down. The first is that I now can tell which ones are likely to be good before I composite them, and the two I posted may be the best of the trip. The second is that I’m working on figuring out the NEX-7. Isn’t is a shame when equipment trumps art? I’ve only myself to blame…
kevin chauhan says
I was moved by the unsettling nature of the staccato series.
I would think that this is how a person having a seizure would see his surroundings in the aura. The bright neon lights add to the effect. Any chance you would care to pass along the process to a humble student of photography.
Fortunately, I’ve never had a seizure, so I can’t comment. My only pre-op symptoms were left leg weakness and loss of range of motion.
The process is described in the Artist’s Statement for the series:
“This series is an outgrowth of Nighthawks, with much the same subject matter but a different interpretation. Instead of a making single exposure per final image using motion blur and panning to isolate the subjects and control sharpness, in the Staccato series I take many sharp images from slightly different positions and incorporate them into a single composite image, aligning the elements that I wish to be sharp and letting the others fall where they may. This approach allows more precise control over the important elements of the image, as well as producing more interesting patterns in the areas that were just broad blurs in the Nighthawks series.”