not art, just life
I'm not one to post pictures of 'my day' but I am trying to shake something up in me so I thought as I said a post or two down, I would take my camera and take some pictures of my world when I do venture out. I realize I'm not really a good action photographer, not someone who is terribly motivated to take anything other than close up pictures of abstract designs on objects and buildings. Well never say never and sometimes when you have no art to post you have to make do with whatchoogot. I notice these things...the way I feel like an alien in the bank drive-thru as I'm forced to stare at a graveyard during my wait. Thinking what a waste of land, how obsessed people are with preserving everything. The toxic diesel mitt sign that I'm always attracted to when I see it and the completely hallucinogenic feel of being in the car wash while having the taxi cab washed.
I realize how uncomfortable I am taking pictures when most of the roads are two laned and clogged with snow. Hard to just stop and get out and shoot something. It feels challenging too to point a camera at a persons' home or face, I feel like I am violating someones privacy. Like I don't have a right to take a picture of something that isn't mine. I've often wondered how real photographers do it, how they take pictures of people who are suffering, poor, handicapped or otherwise odd enough to warrant a photo. I rarely even stop to ask if I can take a photo of someones property, especially when it is run down and crazy looking, it feels exploitative.