Moto Kanji #14

Moto Kanji #14

Moto Kanji #14 is definitely a departure from the original intent, but it’s based on the same idea, so I’ll file under Moto Kanji, rather than some new appellation. And I should probably just make my life easier and broaden the definition.

Actually, by calling it so, I guess I have already broadened the definition.

If you’re curious — which I hope you are — this is k-rail on Loop 820 in Northwest Fort Worth, where a car rubbed against the k-rail. I photographed this one this weekend while the house was pretty quiet, and I thought I could get out and get weird without causing too much stress.

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Moto Kanji #11

Moto Kanji #11

I have wrestled quite a bit over this fine art print — yesterday I released a very bright version of this with heavily saturated colors. Today I thought I’d share the same picture in B&W as Moto Kanji #11.

This one hews very close to my original idea of tire tracks as brush strokes. Especially in B&W — I hadn’t considered color originally, but as I started getting results, I discovered I loved the color shots, too.

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Moto Kanji #7

Moto Kanji #7

I’m genuinely torn over the scratch in the middle. The designer in me wants to ‘repair’ it, but it was there, and it’s part of what I originally wanted the Moto Kanji series to be. Never you mind that I altered the colors so that it looks nothing like it did in reality.

There’s probably a good discussion to be had there between vérité and (and as Ted Kincaid says) all photography is a lie.

11×17 print on 13×19 Hannemuhle Photo Rag for $40.