All images by Seth Harwood. Used with permission.
“The reason I began photographing these expanses at night came from a curiosity to see if I could capture that sense of lost time that occurs during these sprawling drives.” says South Dakota photographer Seth Harwood about his series Highway Hypnosis. “,,,I think that by blurring the scene just enough to obscure the finite details only helps the viewer to focus more on the relationship of color and light.” Raised the son of a repo man, Seth spent his youth playing in old, broken down vehicles that had been left behind. As such, he developed a particular fondness for this abandoned aspect of the highway culture throughout the American Midwest.
This fondness is clearly evident in Highway Hypnosis and he explores light trails made by vehicles on a highway but also blends the details just enough to make it into a project that is all about the relationship of color in the scene.