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“Seat Photography”

Drive

Crenshaw Plaza

Drive

Intersection, the 101 Downtown

Drive

Self-portrait, Sunset & Hyperion at dawn

Drive

(Just roaming for the moment)

Drive

Tang’s

I’ve begun to enjoy the driver’s seat as a handicap of sorts, a restriction on the potential for a composition, and it’s an interesting challenge to make decent shots from

(—these are all taken whilst parked, i’m not in motion and composing or anything—)

This has been the only photo series I’ve attempted in some time, as it still feels like an odd time to be documenting anything—with so many people growing up playing to a camera lens, it seems more logical to turn it away for a while. I’ve felt very at odds with the camera lately, except for when I’m driving around—it just seems to be a medium inappropriate for our current moment, perhaps because it is in some way at fault for it.

Briefly

Colin Smith is an interdisciplinary artist & art director living & working in Los Angeles. His assembly-based work focuses on human nature and its relationship to media, language, time, and systems of control.

For more information, social links, as well as various writings on practice & theory, visit the about page.

To quickly get in touch, e-mail hello@.

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