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bokehnomics

I fell in love with the blurred part of photographs years ago. Instead of focusing on the subject, I would focus on the blurred parts of photos(bokeh). There was something about these areas that were out of focus. They were magical to me because they didn’t exist to the eye, but they were in the photos. I started experimenting with shooting photos out of focus to get the bokeh orbs/circles. Overtime I learned a lot about distance and what level of focus would produce a certain size of bokeh. I liked mixing the sizes in multiple exposures. So on one negative I would expose at a focus size relatively small and then on the same negative I would focus at a bigger size. I suppose it’s abstract photography, but I consider it somewhat landscape due to the city lights that make it possible. 

multiple exposures on medium format film (third photo is a single exposure)
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