Traveling Light is a photographic exploration that records the blur of light through motion and long exposure. A seven-hour journey through the night provided the perfect condition for an experiment into painting photographs with the motion of the car, the lights of other vehicles, and the surrounding environment. The series of highways provide the scenery for the story. The sensor of the camera records vibrations of the road with colorful energy.
This trip through the darkness illustrates the flux of traffic, billboards, traffic lights, streetlights, and neon signs through color, abstraction, and motion. Exiting the highway for pit stops sends splashes of color through the camera, which was mounted to the dashboard. Observations along the way lead to a purposeful exploration of line as the driver determines what abstractions are most pleasing to the eye. The act of passing 18-wheelers becomes a game to record the lights mounted on their sides in order to balance the lights within the rest of the image. Driving at night without a camera and a cable release is no longer an option.