24/52 – “Bracket”

Random word generated theme again this week.

(BRACKET)

Abit of a strange and tricky one but luckily enough also open to interpretation from my dictionary/synonym search.

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FucK

 

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Anyways I’ll be looking for groups of people or things, photograph actual mechanical brackets and maybe even use the bracketing in my camera for the hell of it.

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USB necklace

 

Week 23/52 “Portraits” – Selections

For week 23 I decided to continue with my portrait challenge. So there’s no theme per say. Most of the subject I spoke with and asked but some were taken candidly.

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Captain America

I find since asking people for their photo and having a mini chat, it has made me more comfortable with approaching people. Knowing how to diffuse a situation and just be comfortable with what street photography is.

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Falun gong practicioner

Fear in street photography is weird. There is no ill intent after all. It’s our lizard brain who is fearful.

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The stoic Seneca has a great quote which I like to read before my lunch photo time to help get me out of the fear mindset.

The mind at times fashions for itself false shapes of evil when there are no signs that point to any evil; it twists into the worst construction some word of doubtful meaning; or it fancies some personal grudge to be more serious than it really is, considering not how angry the enemy is, but to what lengths he may go if he is angry. But life is not worth living, and there is no limit to our sorrows, if we indulge our fears to the greatest possible extent; in this matter, let prudence help you, and contemn with a resolute spirit even when it is in plain sight.

Seneca – On Groundless Fears

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Australia

 

 

Week 22/52 “Crash” – Selections

Small pickings again this week. Damn this short winter light.

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Left behind

Stretching the term too with the selections.

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FYI

Considered vandalism, within the confines of the AUSSIE letters.

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Within the letters

But to me its the glasses of this old man which takes the cake. A party crasher like no other.

22/52 – “Crash”

The theme generated by the handy random word generator for this week 22 is “Crash”

I don’t necessarily want to hunt for car crashes but that was the first thing that popped in my head.

Culture crash/clash perhaps? A juxtaposition but with one element more out of place than the other. So far I have shot one which I think fits in the theme.

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Pigeon crash?

A damaged car could count i guess. Lots of ideas flowing, now just need some shooting.

Note: Feature photo above was taken in the Philippines in 2013 after one of the big typhoons hit the country. I doubt I’ll get something like that here in Perth.

Week 21/52 “Rugged” – Selections

This ended up being quite a challenge finding something rugged for the week.

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Stained

The word is quite utilitarian and rough when applied to objects.

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Butt out

I searched alleys.

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Peek

Looked for scruffy subjects.

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Aged

Objects which I thought showed toughness and abuse.

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Battered

More construction sites/alley.

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Flight of the bumblebee

I also looked for urban scenes which I thought portrayed a rough existence.

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Night out

But in the end, a memory foam placed on a timber bench somehow wins it for me from the multiple interpretations I read from the image.

  1. The foam acting like a rug on a bench
  2. the idea of a rugged/tough existence sleeping on the streets
  3. the uneven terrain of memory foam.

 

21/52 – “Rugged”

Theme for this week was suggested by my dad. I have been on the hunt for rugged looking things and people.Used and abused items etc.

I’ve done well this week as I have gone out to the City each lunch time to shoot and eat. I am hopeful the weekend will bring some decent photos to compliment what I havegotten so far.

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Stay tuned 🙂

 

 

Week 20/52 “Bus” – Selections

Wow another week done. The year is going light speed. It’s almost June. The sun sets here in Perth around 5pm which severely limits shooting time. I chose the image above because I like the layering of the foreground and background element by the three bald men. Plus the stories a viewer could make between the three characters in the frame.

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Yellow Cat and yellow signs

As you can imagine I shot alot around bus stops and took the bus quite abit this week for the brief. (I wasn’t very creative with the whole theme)

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Shot of the bus stop from a far with cones in unusual places

I’ve definitely gotten more interesting characters I have taken a photo of in the past but you can only take what the universe dishes out to you in the realms of street photography.

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Just a typical bus scene