Brian Sesack

Fine Art Photographer
    
Sitting In Traffic
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality: United States
Biography: As a self-taught artist, I use black and photography to provide a vehicle for my creative self-expression and the transformation from looking to seeing.  I find myself interpreting my environment through the documentation of tone, density,... MORE
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Sitting In Traffic
Copyright Brian Sesack 2022
Updated Jun 2018
Location Pittsburgh
Topics Conceptual, Photography, Street

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.

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