Photos that explore the proliferation of LED/animated billboards overtaking major cities by fine art photographer Michael Massaia. Using long exposures, Massaia was able to capture unseen and surreal patterns lurking beneath the computer controlled message such as fireworks, cloud patterns, and phantasmagorical waterfalls which supplants the intended message.
Signals Crossed is a portfolio that attempts to explore the phenomenon and effect of the proliferation of animated LED billboards that are currently blanketing urban environments. Using moderately long exposures to capture the hidden, chaotic, and, at times, beautiful patterns that occur in between and during the animated advertisements, was my attempt to display these patterns as a true analogue for the disorder and overstimulation that these ads (as well as the digital age) is having on the collective thought process. The end result is the intending ads melting away, and what remains, is a mirror of its affect on the viewer.Michael Massaia is a fine art photographer and printmaker from New Jersey.