Once again, here we go, searching the archives and bring the past into the present…
A couple of quick throws this week.
Intently looking is a major component of a photographers DNA. We are always staring, looking for something to capture our attention that then compels us to make a picture. Something I often refer to as “restless eyes”.
Sometimes referred to as “vernacular photography”, Stephan Shore is the Godfather of all practitioners. There is no one better. He is one of my photo heros.
Each of the images here was made while out and about, with no particular goal in mind. In the case of Architectural Geometry, I was standing in line waiting to see a film during the Full-Frame Film Festival in Durham. Being captivated by the lines and graphic elements of the office building across the street, I couldn’t resist the impulse to take out my phone and make a few pictures.
Diesel was made while stuck in traffic. I was totally entranced by the graphic elements created by the smudges on the bus next to me. A picture had to be made.
Looking Up was made while on a lunch date with my wife. I was particularly taken with the contrast between the umbrella and the clear blue sky. Initially I thought the moon (as a small spot on the left) was a cool addition. Now it strikes me as an annoying dust spot but I’ll keep living with it for now.
None of these pictures are especially noteworthy or potentially award winning. But who cares? What all three of them do have in common is the joy that comes from sharing the vision of our “restless eyes”.