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.
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.