Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Real Life. It's messy; imperfect; unedited--and it's this week's You Capture photo challenge over at I Should Be Folding Laundry.
Going in, I knew that capturing Real Life was going to involve the shooting of some pretty gritty scenes. I knew a Real Life photo shoot was no place for the carefully composed, specifically selected photos I typically post.
What I didn't know was that the weather would offer it's own brand of rough, Real Life conditions, shrouding my world in heavy cloud cover that forced me to shoot with a flash. I've used a flash in probably less than 5% of the pictures I post--it's just not how I like to shoot. But this week? It was my reality. So I embraced it, along with everything else in the mixed bag of happenings in which I reside.
So here's a dose of my reality, through my lens:
Remember I said messy? I work amidst a mosaic of found objects, mixed media, and private collections:
At home, it's pretty much the same:
Remember I said imperfect? Mr. RW Letters can tell you all about that:
Remember I said unedited? People don't always tell you that Real Life sometimes leaves you wet out in the cold. Good thing for warm towels.
Thanks for sharing this little dose of reality with me.
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