The decision to head up to Chattanooga was a last minute one - we'd had other plans for the evening. After stopping for coffee and a biscuit, we began to slowly make our way into and through the city. It was dark. Really dark. And, more quiet than expected.
Using my GPS and my notes made late one night in Atlanta while dreaming about expanding this project - we found some of Chattanooga's largest empty lots. I set up my camera on a tripod and made some test shots before building out the image with the LED tubes modeled after the shape of the same lot.
I suppose this is a way to explore another city and its' clearings that remain. Imagine! Here we stand in the center of a vibrant urban landscape and we are enveloped in darkness - only a few lit tubes lighting our path and giving a glimpse of the space ahead.
I'm not sure what this means. I'm not sure what I'm trying to prove - not even sure that I'm trying to prove ANYTHING.
I paired the images with statements about Chattanooga found on social media sites. The text and image each bring their own kind of sharpened perspective on the cityscape.