“There ought to be a monument to the man who invented neon lights,” the fictional detective of Raymond Chandler’s crime novels once said.
Los Angeles itself could be that monument. Our boulevards are lined with neon pinks and blues. The oldest operating neon sign ever found was uncovered just last year.
Photographer Vicky Moon set out to document the neon signs that are slowly getting overtaken by flashing LED lights.
For her project “Expired LA” Moon hopped on her pink scooter and made long exposures with expired film. See more of her work on KPCC’s AudioVision.
What adds a layer of intrigue here for me is that the film Vicky Moon used was decades old, discovered at a flea market. — heidi
They’re out of the lab now, flying through the air, crawling in the grass, buzzing near you, swimming in the ocean. They’re robots. They’re among us. We don’t notice yet. But we will.
I need to pick photography again. I never really “lost” it, i just stopped being interested and couldn’t find inspiration like i used to. But now i’m getting that bug to carry my camera with me all the time now. Maybe photography found me again.
“ Some people call it science fiction. I don’t even consider it science fiction; I consider it a fairytale. Fairytale is the environment… you can, literally, do anything. And if I believe it while I’m filming it, the audience tends to believe it too. ” —Irvin Kershner, Director: Star Wars: Episode V