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Summer Pulse #2

Posted by
David (place to place, United States) on 1 September 2014 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Ahh, that was a long week. Now that I'm working a new job, my opportunities to post new photography seem to grow slimmer by the day.

Nonetheless, I have much to share, including the remainder of this series that I began in mid-August, entitlted "Summer Pulse." The title pays some homage to the energy of Jackson Pollock's "Autumn Rhythm."

The color-inverted, light-written images that comprise this series have a warm-yet-serious feel. The orange background is playful and inviting while the severe black diagonals add a layer of mystery and intensity. That combination of intensity and playfulness seems emblematic of the summer season. Hence, the series' title, which evokes feelings of fun summer music and relentless summer heat.

Ironically, however, these images were shot in the winter! The orange background was achieved by inverting the blurry colors of a bright blue flash against an out-of-focus Christmas stocking that was decorated with little silver disks. The black scratch marks were created by color-inverting the bright, warm white streaks registered when I rushed the camera's aperture past Christmas lights. Color-invert a photo experiment from winter and you capture the summer pulse.

SONY DSC-P200 4/1 second F/5.6 ISO 400 8 mm

The acronym, P.E.P.P.E.R., stands for " stands for "purely experimental photography produces exciting results." I combine seemingly random exposure techniques with obscure or mundane subject matters. When all is finished, a surprise emerges. The mundane, micro, and meaningless is revealed beautiful, grand, and purposeful. Nothing is meaningless. The experiment works.

I use 100% in-the-camera photo techniques, with the exception of very sparse editing, mostly of color-inversion.

Shop for prints of my photography at P.E.P.P.E.R. on Fine Art America

See more of my artwork at http://www.dcondry.com

4/1 second
ISO 400
8 mm