Electric City

“Electric City” Color photo (untouched) on canvas Antibes, France, 2018 Blog, Photography

I am an electric person also known as a SLIder, partial acronym for ‘Street Lamp Interference’ AKA HVS (high voltage syndrome), and there are a few other labels for people who are affected — and affect — electrical currents. I manage to disrupt common household appliances, make my computer go wonky, blow out lightbulbs and street lamps, particularly when I’m over excited or stressed out. I joke about it so people I hang out with aren’t too alarmed when it happens. I also joke about it so it doesn’t freak me out too much. Scientists say this syndrome can happen after someone is struck by lightning or has a near death experience, and I can’t say I’ve been struck my lighting (not yet anyway) but I have had a few of the latter. This photo is an example of how TVs often go berserk when I walk past them. I managed to capture a series of 4 photographs before the TV returned to normal. Think of me as “wi-fried”.