I took a quick pre-birthday road trip up to Utah this week. It was spectacularly beautiful there and a refreshing change of scenery since I hadn’t been anywhere for quite a while. On the way home, we made a pitstop at this abandoned waterpark. Fascinating place although a couple of meth-addled “security guards” ended up making it one of my more nerve-wracking photo expeditions!
I’m one of those photographers who rarely, if ever, photographs people. I also do my best to keep narcissism at bay and the selfies to a minimum. That being said, I’ve just completed an e-course in conceptual photography and, as it turns out, self-portraiture has been a key element of the exercises we’ve been working through.
I now see the value of coming out from behind the camera and am fascinated by the secrets and symbols that can be incorporated into a photograph. More importantly, I find it intriguing that even the most personal image can conceal as much as it reveals.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted here so I thought I’d stop in and at least say hello. I’ll admit I haven’t been taking too many photos lately but have instead been consumed with the curating/printing/framing end of things. I do hope things settle down and that I’ll be able to remedy that soon.
In the meantime, here’s a film image I took a while back at the Riverside County Fair with my old Brownie Hawkeye (lens flipped) and Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 color slide film. Have a great weekend, folks!
We’re having a much-needed rainy day in Idyllwild today!