I’ve donated two sets of fine art prints to the Hip Pocket Theater Silent Auction. I hope you can come out tonight and support them!
I donated prints of Drinky Winky 1, 2, and 3, and also Moto Kanji #15, 16, and 17. See below:
Moto Kanji #14 is definitely a departure from the original intent, but it’s based on the same idea, so I’ll file under Moto Kanji, rather than some new appellation. And I should probably just make my life easier and broaden the definition.
Actually, by calling it so, I guess I have already broadened the definition.
If you’re curious — which I hope you are — this is k-rail on Loop 820 in Northwest Fort Worth, where a car rubbed against the k-rail. I photographed this one this weekend while the house was pretty quiet, and I thought I could get out and get weird without causing too much stress.
Ah, back to the heart of Moto Kanji — tire tracks as brush strokes. It’s been amazing discovering how the idea plays out in the real world. We’re I using brush marks to make tire tracks, I’d have infinite control over how and where the brush strokes appear.
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Not at all what was expecting from Moto Kanji, but we can file this one under happy accidents.
This was photographed somewhere in Northwest Fort Worth, along with a metric crap-ton of other shots in and around Fall 2012. The colors and contrast were heavily massaged and adjusted in photoshop, but otherwise there are no other adjustments.
I have wrestled quite a bit over this fine art print — yesterday I released a very bright version of this with heavily saturated colors. Today I thought I’d share the same picture in B&W as Moto Kanji #11.
This one hews very close to my original idea of tire tracks as brush strokes. Especially in B&W — I hadn’t considered color originally, but as I started getting results, I discovered I loved the color shots, too.
I have wrestled quite a bit over this fine art print — I’ve tried a lot of color combinations and levels of saturation, and I think I’m happy. Well, I say that, but tomorrow I’ll release this in B&W as Moto Kanji #11.
This one hews very close to my original idea of tire tracks as brush strokes. I’ll be photographing more as I find time.
I keep coming back to this fine art print — as always, I know what I see, and I think I know what you’ll see. Odd how happy accidents and on-the-spot inspirations broaden and influence the scope of what I thought I was doing.
No wavering or hesitation on this one — I absolutely love the look and the feel of Moto Kanji #8. Like waves or high steppes with softly undulating hills.
I’m genuinely torn over the scratch in the middle. The designer in me wants to ‘repair’ it, but it was there, and it’s part of what I originally wanted the Moto Kanji series to be. Never you mind that I altered the colors so that it looks nothing like it did in reality.
There’s probably a good discussion to be had there between vérité and (and as Ted Kincaid says) all photography is a lie.
11×17 print on 13×19 Hannemuhle Photo Rag for $40.
So you thought I’d forgotten about all of this, didn’t you? Not a chance Moto Kanji is still going strong…. everything else was just so shiny.