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“Seat Photography”


Crenshaw Plaza


Intersection, the 101 Downtown


Self-portrait, Sunset & Hyperion at dawn


(Just roaming for the moment)



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.


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.

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