This is a series I didn’t set out to make. It began one night when I was driving along the eastern edge of  Arkansas on a dirt road. I was looking for a subject on which to try out a new technique: shooting the subject with one colored flash, shooting the background with another colored flash, and stitching the photos together in post. I needed a subject that would naturally stand out from the background. I found the perfect scene: a pink barrel in a field of green clover. 

Since that night, I’ve stumbled upon other brightly colored barrels in fields in Arkansas. For each shot the technique is the same: I shoot the scene three times, once with a colored gel on my flash that matches the barrel’s color, again with a complementary color for the foreground, and a third time to expose the sky. I stitch them together in post.