"Neon Night Lounge" - Found Photograph Interpreted Through "Rough Edge Photography" - A Collaboration With An Unknown Photographer
"Neon Night Lounge" by Anonymous and James W. Bailey - Found Photograph Interpreted Through "Rough Edge Photography".
"I discovered the original found photograph of this lounge located in Metairie, Louisiana (a suburb of New Orleans) inside a box of books that was being sold at a thrift store in New Orleans. The original image was a 4" x 6" black and white photograph. I subjected the found photograph to fire and scratched the surface with a knife. The original found photograph is transformed through my 'Rough Edge Photography' process to become a collaborative work of art between me and the unknown photographer of the original image. Although we do not know each other, and will probably never meet, we have jointly experienced a moment together in the creation of this mysterious image of a beat lounge on the edge of the night." - James W. Bailey