|Arnold Point, I-80, Oakland, CA (32" x 40" Digital C-print, 2012)|
I was lucky enough to find some time last week to head out to take photos with my most wonderful photo-assistant / friend Jen. We had two nights out in a row which felt both fun and indulgent. Part of why Jen is so wonderful to work with is because she seems to genuinely enjoy heading out to these strange locations and carrying around awkward bits of photo equipment while I keep walking or driving in circles, looking for something that seems like it could work.
One of my lessons in shooting this new work is how incredibly important the lighting is. This sounds foolish to me when I write it, like a photographer stating only the most obvious, but there seems to be a 10-15 minute window at twilight in which the colors become more saturated and everything takes on a surreal glow of sorts.
|Detail: Arnold Point, I-80, Oakland, CA|