I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with this yet, given that I don’t usually walk around calling myself a photographer. But, I do really like urban interventions, particularly the small kind, and miniatures photography, and painting really tiny 3D forms. So this seemed like a natural thing to try. The issue I find with many other small scale interventions is that they lack meat or substance; just some model train figures cleaning up a spilt coffee an what not.
Last year we saw an unprecedented amount of rain here in the valley, and when in rains in the desert the water just kind of hangs around. The city lacks the infrastructure to deal with it effectively so many puddles last for days. This phenomenon mirrors the flood irrigation used to maintain grass lawns in the area. I wanted to make something that would bring attention to these micro and macro floods.
By the way, I’m shooting these with a Panasonic GH2 and an old 50mm Canon lens.