Here’s a weird mix of doing some football photography for my oldest child’s team and taking part in some odd photography assignments that are part of the course I’m co-teaching at VCU. There was enough random photos going on that I started a separate instagram account for it. I also managed to get blocked by instagram for using hashtags in a way that seemed robotic. That was eventually overturned but did remind me how much I dislike the service. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @twwoodward on Sep 3, 2019 at 3:23am PDT View this post on Instagram #phomag_hunt #groups A post shared by @ twwoodward on Aug 29, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT View this post on Instagram Jalapeño A post shared by @ twwoodward on Sep 7, 2019 at 6:02am PDT
It’s been a long time, almost exactly a year, since I did any stranger portraits. It remains a difficult thing for me to do which is a large part of why I do it. Additionally, driving into work this morning I saw the scene below. The park is a place where many homeless people seem to gather/sleep/live. I went back to check on the man but by the time I was able to park and walk back police and ambulance personnel were on the scene. It’s the kind of thing that makes me wonder about my own perceptions of my environment. If it weren’t for the bike would I have gone back to check? It seemed to add an element of action interrupted rather than someone passing out or sleeping in the open. Lots of questions about internal and external elements.