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.
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.
2011 Juried Exhibition Published January 29, 2011
Metaphors, Masks, & Movement Published August 18, 2010
Forty Years of Portraits Published February 09, 2010
2009 Juried Exhibition Published September 30, 2009
PhotoCalligraphy Published March 16, 2009
Nighthawks Published August 31, 2008
Carmel Bach Festival 2008 Published July 30, 2008
This Green Growing Land Published July 03, 2008