Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Feeling more like editing old photos than shooting new ones these days
Old photos like this 1998 abstraction I made with my Olympus XA film camera. It's not that the weather outside is particularly frightful. It's just that it's winter. February -- still dark and gray. There's enough snow on the ground to be a mildly irritating nuisance, not enough to be exciting. Snow photos start to seem like tiresome cliches. Visual opportunities shrink and shrivel up (or maybe I'm just a winter wimp). Whatever the reason, I'd rather sit here and go through boxes of old prints and sift through old folders of digital files to see what I overlooked the first time around. Processing some of these forgotten images shot in any season but winter is a welcome form of escape. If you're curious, you can see some of the results in my Flickr photostream the last few days.