Current Gallery: Boston
I parked in the garage and was heading to the exit. My brain was in that receptive state where you SEE things and not just LOOK AT things.
What I saw was arrows pointing me in all different directions, and it struck me as some kind of life metaphor.
It is somewhat enhanced. It works better in B&W and the contrast is boosted.
Alas this location is gone. The area is under construction (sort of) and this wall is gone.
The late afternoon sun shining through the buildings in this area generate these great shadows that often look like arrows. I love that
Not much to say on this one, really. It's just this weird Army/Navy Surplus store that keeps a mannequin in a hazmat suit outside in the summer. I'll often just stop there and wait for someone or something bizarre to walk by. The cop was not bizarre, but it just struck me as an odd juxtaposition.
Taking pictures on the subway is tricky. In this day and age, people might object to me pointing a camera at them while on a train. It may be interpreed as a 'suspicious' act!
So I resort to stealth. I have gotten pretty good at keeping the camera in m lap and aiming 'from the lap'.
When I saw this woman enter the train I could not restrain myself. She was just so interesting!
Another lap shot. You have to wait until the train is moving to mask the sound of the shutter if you are using an SLR.
One of my other cameras is a 35mm rangefinder which is virtually silent. I can use that much more easily than my SLR, as people don't even think it is a camera because it looks so different from an SLR.
I confess I have a weakness for shadows. I was lurking around Harvard Square one summer afternoon and saw this guy walking his dog. The light was just right for shadows, so I waited till the dog and the shadow were in the frame and took this. Well, Ilike it!
One thing to note is that there is a penis drawn on the wall above and to the right of the dog. I had to photoshop that out before the Cambridge Art Association would hang it in a show!
I was at the height of my shadow obsession when I took this one. I saw the strong shadows first and hurried along to get them wirh the parking meter in the frame. Later my friend Tom indicated that the foot at the top of the frame was a very important element to the picture. He's right.
I was hanging out at the Boston Common, and a father and son sat down across from me. When I saw the little boy's face I had to go over to ask to take his picture. He just has the great look combining what looks like wisdom and amusement. This face could be on exhibit in the museum n the religious image section.