Friday, October 17, 2008

Could Be Worse

I'm back from NYC after a beautiful two weeks. This was the first visit to New York where I really could see myself living there. I have no idea what I would do. Certainly photography would change for me and I might even look in a new direction. Realistically, I don't have the desire or ability to move right now. But, I do love that city and the personality that seems to seep out from every stop on the subway. It is hard to get over the faces. The trains allow for time to just look. This is likely the reason I love the Subway so much. Living in Texas, one takes for granted the idea of interpersonal connections, instead, driving from point to point in a self-absorbed box (literally.) The unique thing about NYC is the utter unavoidable and sometimes intense proximity to strangers as well as diversity. People have it wrong when they say New Yorkers are angry and rude. I find people there to be some of the most open minded I have met. They just live fast. It is understandable.

On a technical note, these images were all shot with the iPhone. Don't be alarmed. I am certainly not expressing myself through new artistic inspiration. I don't even look at the iPhone as a serious photographic piece of equipment (yet.) I do think that it is capable of producing some fun images in an easy and discreet fashion - there is no shutter sound and people usually assume I am simply looking at my phone. I do like that.

One more thing, I have done little to no retouching on these photos. They are cropped and toned to look like a Holga in the iPhone by an application called CameraBag. I like that too.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gone Fishin...

I will be in NYC through October 15.

Have a good two weeks!