Color, Photography, Portrait, Street Photography, Urban Landscape

Photo: “Krog Street Tunnel”

Krog Street Tunnel #1 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #1 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #2 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #2 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #3 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #3 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #4 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #4 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #5 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #5 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #6 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #6 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #7 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #7 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #8 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #8 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #9 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #9 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #10 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #10 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #11 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #11 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #12 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #12 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #13 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #13 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #14 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #14 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #15 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #15 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #16 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #16 – June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #17 - June 2014
Krog Street Tunnel #17 – June 2014

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My sister and nieces took me for a little sightseeing before I head home. It was too short a vacation by far, barely a weekend getaway. However it is true, “a change is as good as a rest.”

Color, Photography, Project 365, Urban Landscape

Photo: “Extra Points For Difficulty”

Extra Points For Difficulty #1 - March 2014
Extra Points For Difficulty #1 – March 2014
Extra Points For Difficulty #2 - March 2014
Extra Points For Difficulty #2 – March 2014

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Of course it’s more likely that the taggers in question managed to do their tagging while the current was much less of the “swept away” variety. Still, there is something about the bravado necessary to enter spaces that society tells us either explicitly or through implication that we should not. Hundreds of people a day will drive by this very spot and never have any idea that these messages exist, that someone took the effort to make their mark so brazenly. Really that’s all these hieroglyphs are. Marks left by individuals to proclaim, “I was here!”. Isn’t that what each of us does in our own way?

Color, Photography, Project 365, Urban Landscape

Photo: “Krak”

Krak - 2014
Krak – 2014

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In my experience I have a greater affinity for the urban landscape than the natural one. I can’t really say why this should be. It may be that it is a constant reminder of the human, rather than a divine, creative spirit. This is of course debatable and that is not my purpose here. Suffice it to say that when faced with the many facets of a modern conurbation I know always where to point my lens, in the wild not so much.

There was the temptation in making this photograph of eliminating the links of the fence completely. I decided against it because including the links, but keeping them defocused, emphasizes the nature of graffiti as an essentially forbidden act often accomplished in areas that are restricted or normally inaccessible as a part of the process.