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Category:City Scenes
Subcategory:Street Scenes
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Gilbert Hotel No1 - Walking Across Wilcox Av at Selma - 32 Second Pinhole Exposure - Hollywood, CA - 2010

CITY OF NIGHT

These images are pinhole exposures, which for those not familiar means using a pinhole-sized opening to gather light, instead of a lens. The tiny aperture requires long shutter times, 20 seconds or more at night. I generally like to walk about during these exposures, directing the pinhole towards vintage neon signs and such, then allowing my movements to create expressive, dreamlike abstractions of the urban landscape that speak to the pulsing, vibrant experience of living in the city.

Gilbert Hotel No.1 - Walking Across Wilcox Av at Selma - 32 Second Pinhole Exposure - Hollywood, CA - 2010

32 Second Pinhole Exposure - First printed: 2011

The Last Show - Gallery at the End of the World - Altadena, CA - 2011