I like creating images with a lot of nothing in them. There is enough of a subject in the image to get an idea of what is outside the borders but not too much. I hope, at this point, the viewers imagination takes over.
“Order Restored” is the title of +Mike Crape‘s writing for this image. He writes about being organized and creating order and how he deals with the items that don’t fit into the order. Read his solution to disorder here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/29/restoring-order/
I guess you could call these “heritage flowers”. These Hollyhocks are from a farm in Ontario owned by family friends of my wife’s family. I always like visiting this farm when we are close by. This flower grows in our garden in Calgary. I love the texture of the flower pedals. The look like paper.
“Opposite of Fragile” is a poem My brother wrote for day 83 of his 100 Days Project.
Fallen, petals bruised,
contrast to nature’s form.
A hand lifts the fallen bloom
from a cold earthly bed.
Eyes admire life’s beauty
displaying with dignity
the marks of a path unintended.
Pride, what the hand beholds,
a life living with abandon.
What beauty the lines and folds
that tell a story unlike any other,
of living a life fulfilled,
not a moment wasted.
I walk by this sculpture often. It sits on the street in front of one f the many office building downtown. I did not find a good way to capture this sculpture until now. This image is only a small part of the sculpture but I do like it.
I also used this image for inspiration for +Mike Crape ’s 100 Days Project. He writes about an Abstract Life. Is that a life that does not conform to the norms of society or is conforming to these norms the real abstract lief. Read his words here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/27/the-art-of-abstract-life/
This image inspires +Mike Crape to write a great short story about a world traveler and his chance meeting with a girl and the deal to meet up again. how did it work out? Read more here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/26/of-all-the-laundry-joints-she-walks-into-mine/
I have not been to a coin laundry in a long time. Recently I had to was a new quilt that was too big for the home washing machines. I almost always bring my camera with me everywhere. Lucky for mI could pass the time by creating image. In this image I liked the repeating circular doors the reflections and the best part was one door was open to break the pattern.
This is one of my favourite signs. It reflects the world around it. I find signs interesting in general because of font, type face, material, size etc. but the best part is making images of only part of the word in the sign to make my own words.
When +Mike Crape opens my photo he writes what comes to mind. This day he wrote of a bank for Life not money. You can store memories, bank time and learn from your mistakes. Read more here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/25/grand-opening/
A sliver of light squeezes through the cracks up above. All I can see is this pattern surrounded by darkness. Not sure what to make of it but I am sure that I need to make and Image of it.
+Mike Crape writes of a different pattern inspired by this image. The familiar pattern of how we all react to things. We all react differently but if you think about how you react you will find a pattern that is repeated by you every time. Read more here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/24/pattern/
In an underpass, below the train tracks, a crack in the sidewalk gives life to these “fox tails”. The sunlight caught buy the fine hairs of the grass and the darkness of the underpass makes a perfect background.
This image for Day 78 of +Mike Crape‘s 100 Days Project was to inspire him to write. He writes about Autumn approaching “the world becomes golden and readies for sleep”. Read more here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/23/autumn-approaches/
The offset windows of a stairwell in an old building make an interesting image. If you look closely you will see that behind the glass of each window is a wall of cinder blocks. No one has looked out those windows in a very long time.
This was an image for Day 77 of +Mike Crape 100 Days Project. He writes about “Choices” and a person who is judge differently because his injury is not physical. Read more here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/22/choices/
My brother has a daily ritual of having a coffee at a coffee shop and writing either for himself or for his blog. This day I met him for coffee (a weekly occurrence) and I was able to capture the creative process in an image.
This image inspired Mike to write a poem called “The Writer”. Read it here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/21/the-writer/
Sometimes I try to be clever. I am not sure if I am successful. This image was made for Mike for the 75th day of his 100 Days Project. At this point he was 3/4 of the way through his challenge(see, clever!?). He writes this day about how the project is going. Read it here - http://reallife.co/2013/08/20/three-quarters/