This project arose out of the frustration of not having time to focus on my art. My day job was keeping me very busy, so I decided to photograph when I had some time, and that meant during my commute to and from work. At first, it was a creative distraction. Then I started to realize that I was transforming the mundane, those things we see while driving that we take for granted, into something of interest.
As a cohesive catalog of images arose, the work itself became an exercise in seeing things differently. By reframing this constraint of time, I was now experiencing creative freedom. To expand upon this idea of reframing constraints, I decided to photograph every image in a square format to see what would further emerge.
The images presented here are in a diptych format with the black and white images representing the Driver Side and the color images representing the Passenger Side’s perspective.
In addition to these images, I’ve started a blog, “Sitting in Traffic” to share knowledge and information to support the creative potential of the human spirit! These images and the posts from my blog will be incorporated into a self-published book on nurturing your creative nature.