Photography – Week 77
It has taken me quite a while to get to 19. Clearly, I tend to do this project in fits and starts and I do much better when I leave town. Because the Universe has a sense of humor, I will be in Las Vegas for BlackBoard World and I’m hoping that will result in some interesting opportunities. Despite the practice, it still isn’t an easy thing for me to do. I’m always fairly awkward asking although I think I recover better than I did initially. It is interesting to look at the gender, age, and race of the subjects. It probably says quite a bit about me. I’ve only been turned down three times. 86% is a pretty decent success rate. One of the rejections was from a police officer who “got in the habit” of refusing to have his picture taken when he was in an elite military unitUnverified by external sources. In any case, I’m glad I started this project. I intend to finish all 100.
There are lots of pictures this week. I’ve been walking in an entirely new area and that’s been interesting. I’m also playing around a bit with adding more commentary about what I liked about the pictures. Race cars on the streets of Richmond are fun and this one had an interesting background that echoed the lines of the grill. Dazed and slightly confused. This guy shouted to me to take a picture of the damaged sidewalk as he passed. The light caught his face just right as he turned the corner. You can’t see it all that well in the preview version but it looks better full size. The tattered grip tape and the echo of the yellow in the window appealed to me. I love the guy’s clothes and his expression. That mixed nicely with the hand drawn sign and strong primary color blocks on the store behind him. I like the way the power lines come down and meet the rivets of the semi trailer. The semi-pro feel of the eagle is also fun. I liked the mix of nature and litter in a way that juxtaposes the title of the beer- so natural it grows on bushes. There is a certain kind of decay that feels almost intentional. While this doorway smelled of urine, it had that […]