I’ll put some reflective thoughts on here soon.
OK, so the working week is over and I have time to breathe again - for a few days at least.
Jose has received the assignment, only I forgot to put the CD in there with the video sequence for change - sorted that by e-mail: I don’t seem to be able to sort myself out at the moment and that’s part of the reason this has taken so long to finish - that and limited opportunities to shoot because it’s generally dark when I’m not in the office... Ahhh, winter - last year when I was doing Night Walks, winter was the ideal time, now it’s not so good.
Whatever, I just thought I’d put some thoughts down on this final set before Jose comes back with his comments, which may influence what I think. Well, this was the hard one to do, and it really would have been simple to go out and just photograph things in a similar way to how it was done in TAoP, but that really wouldn’t be acceptable - hopefully I’ve progressed since then. The way I saw this, which is clearly related to the Night Walks series, is to add a sense of narrative to the images - there’s something happening rather than purely being a poetic/prosaic mediation on lights in the countryside (perhaps the only one with a more defined narrative was the garage). Here something approaches, whilst it is accepted as a car, what it means is left to the viewer - is there something malevolent or something significant about to come in to view? Or is it just a car driving home? Up to you, but there’s a sense of suspense for me, like when someone starts to say something but then stops. The photographs are a bit of a tease. They also deal with (predominantly) orange and blue tones, although one is more blue and green.
My one reservation with these photographs is perhaps, in hindsight, they’re all a little bit “samey”, but then I guess that was my intention.
Comments on the others have been put in here in recent weeks, I won’t bother repeating them again.
Now to wait and hear what Jose thinks...