Archive for the Photography Category

Dude, Where’s My Car?

Posted in Art, Photography with tags , , , , , on December 17, 2009 by katievautour

I was on a bus for an hour and a half today, so to entertain myself I took a series of long exposure photographs when it got dark. I started moving the camera around, almost drawing with it, resulting in wavy designs of light (nope, sorry, cars were not doing loops in the air).

While I was doing this, the girl sitting across the aisle from me watched as though I were mentally unstable.

The photos are arranged above in chronological order, I think there’s a nice (and entirely unintentional) progression visible. Or not, it was impossible to get all the images on the same line while keeping them large enough to see clearly.

Compositionally they’re interesting to consider individually, as solid black masses with minimal, gestural marks.

Or not.


Photograph of Curious Stone Alley

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on August 1, 2009 by katievautour

Cobblestone Walkway

I like photography, but I don’t spend a whole lot of time on it. One night in the winter I was out taking pictures and found this odd little alley off the side of a main street in Halifax (it’s on Barrington Street, for those of you who are familiar with the city) . Many people don’t seem to notice it and usually the gates are not closed, but this on this night they were shut. I really like the stone archway in the back, and the icy slush where the imprints of people’s feet are molded into the ground. Oh, and it was right around 6 o’clock or so, so the blue light from the early evening really contributed to the scene.

I keep looking at this place every time I walk past it now. I feel like I’m transported into a in a novel, or some indescript place during another time in the world. It’s a fascinating location.