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A Visual Revival

September 30th, 2010

I rarely keep a camera by my side when I’m not working.  Some may find this a bit odd but I think it adds to my creativity. When walking around with a camera, I end up looking for things to photograph and the images often don’t come naturally. Without a camera, I freely start framing and seeing images.

I recently made the switch from the ol’ Blackberry to a Droid with a great camera app on it, FxCamera.  It has been a bit of a “visual rebirth” for me.  I have the best of both worlds now; no camera hanging off my shoulder with the pressure of finding a perfect picture,  but a quality micro camera that enables me to act on my creative whims and urges.

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek:
“But there is another kind of seeing that involves a letting go. When I see this way I sway transfixed and emptied. The difference between the two ways of seeing is the difference between walking with and without a camera. When I walk with a camera I walk from shot to shot, reading the light on a calibrated meter. When I walk without a camera, my own shutter opens, and the moment’s light prints on my own silver gut. When I see this second way I am above all an unscrupulous observer.”

Here are a few images I grabbed while on a job in Nashville last week.

7 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    The picture of the 4 guys together totally reminds me of The Hangover movie. Haha…it’s awesome!! Comparison: http://endodds.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/gs_the_hangover_090616.jpg

  2. Lara says:

    Love these photos! Felt like I was going back into a time warp – almost like old snapshot style.

  3. admin says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Its amazing to think that these were taken on a phone. The eye remains the same.

  4. Matt says:

    Creative people make me insanely jealous. To be able to turn everyday objects and scenes and turn them into art is a gift, and you have it in spades.

  5. Chris Beaudin says:

    Such a great point! I always think about having my camera with me but it always seems I never need it when I have it! The eye is the best camera and even for the amateurs like myself opening your eyes up a little more is always a great exercise. I recently made a phone switch myself to the iPhone 4 and it’s camera has been an awesome companion for those spontaneous shots that have to be captured.

  6. Jesse says:

    Nice stuff. I shoot with my iPhone all the time.

  7. Creative people make me insanely jealous. To be able to turn everyday objects and scenes and turn them into art is a gift, and you have it in spades.

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