General Patterns of Human Behavior
Bad Driving by Louis Porter

If traffic islands, road signs and the painted letters of “STOP” on gates were distorted, have collapsed or been ruptured, it can cause accidents for drivers. When you see such conditions present on the road, would you think “Who did that?” first, or would you settle on an accusation right away, pointing fingers at a person without much thought?

This author has decided to detach himself from the visuals, leaving a vast space for imagination to occur. By just looking at the photos, one would not be able to figure out what has caused the incident to take place. Yet instead, our predetermining and prejudice attitudes would kick in and puzzle out the scene, which is why this set of works are particularly interesting. This photographic series Bad Driving is not an accusation but just a neutral way of recording. Compiled with heavily saturated photos, its aesthetics are highly enhanced and the situation has been relaxed to a certain degree of uneasiness. Or should we say, we have been too serious every day?

“I wanted to talk more about the universal ideas of the urban space so I decided to do so, but I excluded the presence of people. I think the results have presented the general patterns of human behavior rather than individual cases.” British photographer Louis Porter said. Through photography, he has presented the casualness and the gaps within our city, a message that is rooted in the daily life.