A pair of Converse Chuck Taylor (Chucks) athletic sneakers hanging from a power line over a street on the East Side of Milwaukee.
One of the things that makes a good photograph is simplicity. Think about what you are trying to create – what is your goal, what are you trying to say, what is the subject – and then remove/minimize all other distractions, either in camera or in processing. Reduce, streamline, boil down. Make it as visually simple as possible to tell your story and meet your goals.
It was going to happen. A day within the 365 days of my project where I don’t feel like going out to shoot nor do I feel too creative. Heck, it’s Monday after the holidays – I don’t feel like creating anything. But the project is a photo-a-day project, not a photo-on-the-days-I-feel-like-maybe-kinda-sorta-I-might-could-shoot-and-process-something project.
As 2016 begins, we should all sit down, relax, and imagine what we can create in the coming months. After all, at this moment, the year is a blank slate. Focusing on what you want to achieve is the first step toward making it happen. And you’ll never get there if you never try.
“Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”
A single Maple leaf buried in the ice and snow on a cold New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year everyone.
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
My son, lost in his imagination,