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Night in the city. Most people head home, to families, to the tube, to warm beds. Others go out. Recently, I’ve been out there myself, with the goal of capturing a few moments that tell a story or, even better, invite the viewer to supply one. Using fairly slow shutter speeds and making my exposures from a moving car produces images that are more gestures than clear depictions. I use panning to direct the viewer’s attention, making some things sharp at the expense of others. I try to walk the line between pure abstraction and explicit clarity, tempting the viewer to fill in the details.


About the Author

Jim Kasson
JMKas Monterey, CA

Jim Kasson is a retired electrical engineer who spent six years as an IBM Fellow doing research on color management and other image processing algorithms. A life-long photographer, he has been exhibiting photographs since the early ‘80s. Most of his earlier work is traditional silver-based black and white photography. For the last fourteen or fifteen years he has relied upon digital editing and printing processes.

Publish Date  July 03, 2008

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  86 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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Marc_byram says

It is even better than expected ...this one really cool book ....HIGHLY recommended ...!!!

posted at 05:27am Sep 11 PST


Marc_byram says

Really looking forward to receiving this book. I first saw Jim's work in Lensworks and was really impressed with his style of shooting and presentation of images. Since then I have been in touch with him and have to say what a great guy he is very helpful to other photographers.
If you haven't got any of Jim's books I would certainly recommend having a look.

posted at 10:19am Aug 31 PST

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