I had more fun with this week’s photography project than I expected. I spent the last week hop-scotching across the country for work, and for those of you who live in the mid-west you probably already know that I encountered a lot of stormy weather, delays, and late nights in airports. In fact I was walking through the DFW airport at midnight on Friday, passed through 2 terminals, and ran into 5 people at most. It was eerie – similar to the scene in Vanilla Sky when Tom Cruise is standing in Times Square without another living soul around.
I digress. 5 hotels in 7 days gave me an opportunity to photograph things I wouldn’t normally try – outside airplane windows, from high floors of skyscrapers, I even layed down on the floor in one of our facilities to photograph lighting fixtures on the ceiling.
This was a fun assignment that required a fair amount of personal interpretation.
- Did “shades of gray” mean no true black or white point (i.e. not a black and white image, but a purely gray one)? I chose to add a black and white point – it seemed appropriate given the graphic nature of the shapes. If the subject matter was softer – for example children in shades of gray, then I might have gone with only grays.
- Did it have to be only geometric shapes? I decided to add one with Peter walking through a hallway set with square blocks, and another with construction workers. I felt that sometimes, geometric shapes can be too static and needed something extra to add movement and tension.
I am thankful for a few things:
- Airport security didn’t arrest me for suspicious behavior
- I didn’t get stepped on while laying on the floor in a heavily trafficked hallway
- I didn’t get sucked into some creepy vortex while wondering around DFW at midnight.
I took these photos with my trusty S90 – but I do wish I would have taken many of these images with my larger camera. I just like them that much.
Another week injury free (I think – I have a few bruises but am not sure if I can directly relate them to this project).
Next project: Camera Movement