Scoot Down the Highway was an award-winning image in this year’s 2020 Exposed DC Awards show. It is the third image I have placed in the Exposed DC Awards, and my second consecutive show (Scroll down to see my past winners).
I captured the image last summer outside of L’Enfant Plaza, where I work most days on a contract for the United States Postal Service. The sun was coming down at a perfect angle against the bridge with no clouds in the sky, creating a beautiful dark contrasty shadow.
I positioned myself across the road and simply waited, using a street photography technique known as fishing. Several folks moved through the frame, but this young man scooting at a leisurely place made the shot. The pops of color in his hair and scooter stood out. His youthful assuredness — riding on the sidewalk like it was no thing — was awesome.
His profile was barely in the full light of the sun, striking me as a metaphor for life. He was rolling into the great wide open. The shadows falling behind and above, framed him and created a leading line. The symmetry just worked.
The 2020 Exposed DC Show
Some of the best photographers in DC make this show and their imagery is just outstanding. You can meet the photographers during the opening of the 2020 Exposed DC Photography Show.
I sat down with Exposed DC Executive Director Noe Todorovich to discuss some of the 43 award-winning images on the Show Me Podcast. It was a pretty cool episode, definitely check it out.
Details about the reception are below.
Opening Night Reception, Wednesday February 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.
– Exhibit hosted by Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue NW
Exhibit hours (free admission):
Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.
Closing day: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Tickets and more information are here: http://exposeddc.com/2020/01/15/the-2020-exposed-dc-photography-show-opens-february-19/
My Past Exposed DC Award Winners
Thank you to all of the Exposed DC judges who selected Scoot Down the Highway. For me, this recognition helps me feel like I am doing something right with my photography. I greatly appreciate that.