Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Imagining A to Z: O Is For Observe

O is for Observe


Even when I don't want to, I am always noticing: people, light, movement, scents, geometry, space, emotion, trees, territories, sound, shadows, surfaces, moonlight, architecture, umbrellas, breath, and more. Years of practice as an artist has made it difficult to turn this off.  I distracted by what is around me until that pull, that exchange of energy happens and I fall out of time and focus intensely on the exchange.

One of the pleasures, and perhaps a responsibilities, of being a photographer and an artist is observing others, locations, settings.  It is inherently being in the middle of things, most often without any destination. 

This is a brief slideshow I made inspired by Nick Drake's, From the Morning. I made the images (photograph, collage, painting, remix) during the last few years.  Hope you'll take a look and afterwards, do some observing as well.

Observing leads to imagining.

Note: In this series of post during the month of April, I am participating in the A to Z blogging challenge, with each day focusing on a letter.  In order to bring some cohesion to this process--releasing the imagination is the focus of each post.

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