Tuesday, June 2, 2009
iPod snnoze, the 8:12, but later.
I am enjoying the BB and learning how to use it in various light, amounts of movement, shooting form the hip, etc. I am enjoying how this camera blunts focus in a soft way, that beckons manipulation via color and contrast manipulation, etc.
I am taking pictures in public settings and I do wonder about the privacy implication. Someone I trust is cautioning me not to pursue this. I do see it as an artistic endeavour. But I am a bit conflicted.
Sometimes I do pick idealized women as BB models and I know that it is safe. But one has to start somehow. Subway grime has been done. I am finding the things I notice that keep me saner in all the rush in an insane time.
So here you have an E Train slowing in and I know I want to capture the subjects standing and behind them a blurring recognizable train.
And somehow I capture the American flag waving at 12 miles per hour.
Later I took the best picture I could of a bunch of people reading. I was sitting among them listening to the 1971 Grateful Dead.
Late evening rush, downtown E train arriving at 5th Ave.
Same subject on southbound train, the only two pics taken and both from the hip.
Morning Fifth Ave. Everyone including me walking east.
After Jamaica Station, Queens in late afternoon light. Most people snooze or read. I iPod.
Past Freeport, Nassau County. Noticed that the palette and tones outside mirrored the relatively new leatherette LIRR seat.