Friday, August 30, 2013

The Park 25

Some people on the mountain on a Sunday.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Unseen Photobook Dummy Award Shortlist

Above are images of a few pages from my "Ulysses, a personal journey" book. I made this book (hand-bound by me) back in 2011. I never got around to submitting it to any contests and this summer I decide to enter it in the Unseen Photobook Dummy Awards. And I just found out that it is on the shortlist and will therefore be exhibited at the Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam in September (26th to 29th)! Check out the other shortlisted books here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Park 24

Two gentlemen with their drone that they had just tested out (no joke, I spotted it hovering over the baseball field and followed it back to its owners). Mama and daughter biking (like me and little I!) and people at sunset.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Park 23

Some people around the monument.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Park 22

My frequent visits to the park and the short and mundane interactions that I have with strangers are something that I have gotten used to now. I have been shooting in this way for a couple of months now and I enjoy the routine. In fact the routine and these interactions have made my summer a better and happier one. I now notice how much happier I am after talking to a stranger. Even in the everyday. When I go to the grocery store and I choose to check out with a real person rather than the automated system I most often leave with a smile, whereas machines often tend to leave me annoyed. I am happy to have the photos, and I think it is a strong series, but I think in some ways the interactions and the short discussions that I have with strangers have become more important to me, and have changed my approach to the world, and for this I am grateful. I'm not sure if this is important to the work, or if it shows in the images in some way, but it is something that will hopefully come into it somehow.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Park 21

A new crop of people from the park.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer misc.

Some random photos of Chris, little I., and the red counter from this summer.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Park 20

Dudes in the park.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Park 19

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Park 18