A few minutes beforehand you’re watching a woman making tortillas in front of a Food Mart, then you’re seated in stand-still traffic for an hour and a half while someone’s tragedy is playing out ahead, which is called an incident in the traffic news, marked with a little incident icon on traffic report webpages until the last of the glass is swept away, the traffic begins running again, and the “incident” warning swept away as well. Meanwhile, twilight falls, the woman making tortillas cuts off her hot plate, packs up her wares and goes home.
Woman making tortillas outside Food Mart on Buford Highway
26 Aug 2006
Couple swinging at Dekalb Air Field
Copyright J Kearns 2006
Wouldn’t exactly call it the dying days of summer yet, but it’s in the air. This couple zipped their car into the parking lot, came running up to the swings, hopped on, swung for a few minutes, then ran back to the car, hopped in and zipped back out. Probably about eighteen. Eighteen-year-olds often have the odd and somewhat awkward physical distinction of looking like they’re about to pop out of their skins.
Atlanta Twilight, August, 2006
Light box enlargement
Building under construction 1, Atlanta, 2006
Digital photo with post production
20 in w by 9 in h
The original photo was a full shot of the building with several lanes of highway in front. When I was later looking at it I realized there was a white figure of perhaps a glazier or painter in one of the windows.