Yet another… Err… Self portrait… Kind of. Clicking on the photo will bring you to its Flickr photo page, where you’ll see that I named it, “Overclocked and Overworked.” This photo was captured with the thought of being mentally exhausted, mainly after one of my spirited riding sessions.
Tumblr Tuesday: YeOlde Internet Edition
Pixel Art + Windows 95 Themes = Windows Fantasy. Loosely defined mixed-media art at it’s best.
Photo via One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age
The Flickr Friday theme for the week? Noodles. As simple as it seems, the theme had me thinking. I wanted another person as one of the subjects (the other/main subject = noodles), rather than my friend, Mike, who appears in my photos frequently.
This scene was an elaboration between the subject (my co-worker) and I. He felt the most comfortable doing a shot like this, so we did it. I originally was aiming to do something different than what I’m used to (a shot that’s more obviously posed-for and in-your-face), but if the subject does not feel comfortable, it’s not going to look right.
I tried to set it up as ‘streetsy’ as possible— B&W/monochrome, looks natural (not posed for), and includes some emotion. I think it worked out well.
Ready to leave after taking my last shot, I turned around and saw another moment. My friend was standing at the summit of the rocks, looking onward, cloaked in a shadow. He also recently acquired a hat that I believe is a Cordobés hat, which really makes the photo feel like a Clint Eastwood/Man with No Name/High Plains Drifter, mysterious type of mood.
Captured this shot this past Saturday night. After celebrating a birthday party at the Whiskey Brooklyn, my friend and I went on a buzzed walk and visited the East River. I navigated near the water, and snapped this picture… Wait a second, I made the setup sound easy. Low tide was in effect. The rocks were slippery as hell, covered in sea moss— I was wearing cowboy boots complete with leather soles. Did I mention that I was buzzed?
Yet, this is another reason why I love photography. You can capture everything you’ve experienced, during the time period in which a picture was taken, and lock them into your memory. When you end up viewing that photo later on, it will feel like it was just yesterday that those experiences happened.