Photography

15 Days, 15 Photos

My process for leaving Facebook will involve reviewing what I’ve posted there and moving the good stuff to my blog. So here’s a start. Back in September 2017 I challenged myself to post one photograph each day for fifteen days.

Although photography makes up a large portion of what I share online, I feel a lot of internal resistance to posting my photographs. What gets posted is a minuscule portion of my growing collection. The resistance comes from a sense that the online world is a spectacularly bad place for concentrating on photos, and that to do justice to the images I love, I should make the effort to print them, frame them, and find somewhere to hang them, rather than taking the easy route of launching them into the noisy, crowded chaos of the internet. The goal of my September 2017 experiment was see how it would feel to bypass this internal resistance, suspend all my doubts, and just freely share my images for a while.

It felt pretty good. I appreciated knowing that my friends were finding some interest or pleasure in the pieces.

Here are the photos I chose to share on each of those fifteen days. On the first day, September 1, 2017, I posted three images of the same subject so there’s actually a total of seventeen photos here. To be clear, the photos were not taken on the days when I posted them; they are all older photos that had been waiting in my archive for a moment on stage.

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September 1, 2017: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, View 1
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September 1, 2017: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, View 2
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September 1, 2017: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, View 3
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September 2, 2017
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September 3, 2017: “Crossing Borders”
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September 4, 2017
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September 5, 2017
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September 6, 2017: One of my interests in photography is finding and documenting unknown and fleeting works of abstract expressionism in dumpsters (example above) and other non-ticketed venues.
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September 7, 2017: Jantar Mantar (Garden of astronomical instruments), Jaipur, India, 2016.
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September 8, 2017
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September 9, 2017: “Gentrification”
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September 10, 2017
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September 11, 2017
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September 12, 2017
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September 13, 2017
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September 14, 2017: Here’s a beautiful and harmless Cross Orbweaver spider that’s been spinning and re-spinning its web in my garden in the past few days, catching mosquitoes and flies, and meanwhile being photographed by me. I’ve been doing a personal experiment this month, trying to share more of my photography — some images from my archives and a few new ones like this. I’ve really appreciated the feedback and commentary from everyone here — it has encouraged me to go out and take more photos. After tomorrow I’ll probably stop the daily posting for a while, leaving this experiment as 15 photos for 15 days, but I’ll be back…
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September 15, 2017

 

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