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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.
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.