About the Book
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.