I intended to walk down some alley’s today, looking for photos, but instead simply photographed the entrance to one:
Before leaving the house, I thumbed through one of Daido Moriyama’s books which helps remind me to loosen up and photograph more wildly/freely. I was plenty free and wild but when I got home, I ended up saving only one of the 200 + DRIVE BY photographs that I took:
I didn’t think it was an ESPECIALLY engaging photo, but I wanted to save SOMETHING from the drive around shooting. When I say drive around shooting I mean shooting from a moving car (at least this time).
This business of shooting something on a daily basis got started when I captured a sunrise that I liked. As I look back now, I haven’t pursued a sunrise or sunset in weeks. I guess I’m currently burned out on the sun. I’m sure my enthusiasm for a sunrise or sunset will return someday.
I have recently been having a lot of fun editing some of my old photos on Flickr. The two styles that I have been having the most fun applying to the photos are called HOLGA-ISH AND LOMO-ISH. (Through Picnik) I think they have produced some interesting results:
While speaking of LOMO-ISH, I should post the 10 principles of “Lomography” that I just read about this week:
And, for the sake of being fair and balanced, here is an ANTI-Lomography blog posting that posits a very strong opinion on the subject.
As for me, I am just learning photography and having fun. I don’t take photographs because I am trying to communicate something deep to others or be seen as an artist. I am snapping photos to help anchor myself into a day/moment. It’s a hobby that for me, slows down the rush of time. In the process of reviewing those photos, I am learning what appeals to my eye and developing a personal taste. (Which is currently all over the map) 🙂
The sun is starting to shine again! Perhaps it’s time to head over the mountain to see what I can see.