a place for contemplation. . . solitude . . . the long legged spider down near the floor prompts, reminding me that maybe I should run the vacuum along the baseboards and get rid of the bits of dust that have accumulated in the past week.
I’m back in the grayscale mode . . .
The images were cut from a contact proof sheet and mounted to simulate exhibition enlargements . . . the “prints” were then placed on the walls of a maquette as part of a presentation illustrating a proposed color scheme change for the existing gallery walls. The proof sheet was from a shoot in Little Tokyo around 1980.
I have to admit, this is a bit of a cheat . . . it’s a still from a video I shot a few minutes ago. This tiger swallow tail butterfly was camped on the door jamb when first saw it, and by the time I got my iPod Touch it was orbiting the light with moths and some other winged insects . . . I shot a video with the Videon app and after viewing the mvi, I used the app’s still shot feature to capture the butterfly and its moth wingman . . . did a bit of cropping with the onboard camera photo editing feature.
You’ve heard the old saying, “I fell off the wagon.” Yeh, well there’s always something that makes you climb back on . . . Like falling off a horse or crashing yer bike . . . you just get back on.
Here’s the reason I got back on the camera:
I haven’t used it with my Nikon Coolpix or my iPod cameras yet, but it made me realize I’d just been sitting on my ass for the past few months . . . moping.
So I ordered a Nuku Shutter Remote, a Universal Glif, and a Smartphone Spy Lens, all from Photojojo.
The “spy” lens so I can get those weird high/low angle shots without having to do some yoga stretches so I don’t pull a muscle . . . really . . . after turning 60, I got “real” and confessed that I was no longer 14 years old and needed to reassess the limits of my flexibility/mobility . . . like, “Yer not a kid anymore!!”
. . . the old guy in the mirror really was me and not Ezra Pound.
So begins a new chapter . . .