I am always fascinated by the cultural diversity that exists within my city. We are all so different and yet all so very much alike. My camera allows me to acknowledge the people around me.
On the corner at a busy street intersection, I wait for the press of pedestrians to flow towards me from the other side of the street. Many see me, many do not.
At 12-15 feet with a 18-200mm lens - I start firing; frenetically capturing as many moments as I can in a single light set. Then as the traffic starts to flow again, I quickly review and toss the un-salvageable images and prepare for the next onslaught of 'people traffic' ... and so I work .. a simple rhythm governed by the cyclic changing sets of the lights - a shoot that lasts for 20-40 minutes before I have to head back to my office. It is not until I get home that I get to see the day's 'catch'
Many hundreds of shots per shoot. A dozen or so shoots for each year of this ongoing project. Several thousand images culled down to several hundred for this video.
2010 is here and now.... Time to get busy!
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soundtrack for this piece: “Our Slanted Voices (ft. Colin Mutchler)” (by DoKashiteru)