Some days I’m not particularly constructive. Most nights are like this one, ending with some Netflix and Chill.
We’ve had these tassel streamers lying around the house ever since a friend and my girlfriend made them for our house-warming party. They turned out so well we keep using them for our get-togethers, and now they’ve been in a heap on our fireplace for days..
Lately I’ve been liking the contrast of metal against organic backgrounds. I got distracted while enduring a lull in my “Chill,” and just kind of tossed my watch into a nice spot in the pile and that was it. I tried a couple different angles, but decided I wanted to accent the material and the watch equally. Because of the natural layers, a Top-down view actually gave the best sense of depth and worked nicely.
I returned to my potato status and didn’t know how this would turn out until I saw it later. It felt reminiscent of jumping in a pile of leaves as a kid. The sense of depth and color against the steel is beautiful.
I’ve found that you never really know which pictures you’ll like the most. You might plan a whole trip, or drive to a location with an idea and it just doesn’t work. I’m beating a dead horse here, but truly most of my favorite pictures come from a figurative lightbulb rather than lots of planning or structure.
You can always see what your shooting, but camera’s have a way of capturing what the eye cannot. As an added bonus, the second hand got caught in motion. In the future I’d like to highlight more of this intangible, mystical space.
This is a shot I did on a very late walk in mid June. I started experimenting with this phenomenon in college. You can see in the picture above another instance where not just a moment is captured, but some HISTORY of that moment.. Seiko’s and Orient’s are known for their lume and while taking still pictures I noticed a couple shaky ones had exposed the shutter delay in my iPhone’s camera. I spent the rest of my walk waving my arm like a mad man. Needless to say, I ended up not using any of my stills.
All my pictures have been taken on an iPhone and for now I like it that way. It’s a constant challenge to do the best work, and for my Instagram I view being an underdog as an advantage to my style. Taking square pictures is something I’ve never done until I fully integrated with Instagram, and once that happened I noticed my content and context improve. Only having the same box to work with brought consistency to many different aspects of my individual style.
I believe that too many tools can inhibit inspiration, and value a minimalist approach. I’ll be upgrading my tech in the future, (who doesn’t like better quality?!) but for now things are sitting “squarely” where they should be.
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