Week 25/52 “Reluctance” – Selections

Week 25 theme for this week was “Reluctance” Sorry for not posting the word before it was due but life happened. Featured image just sums up reluctance for me. Seeing police on horseback causing our bus to wait. One of those strange days whilst out and about.

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No Dog Meat

Rest assured i fit in photography during my lunch break for the project hehe.

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Building part recycling

I did not shoot as much this week but glad I could find some relevant images for the theme. I wasn’t really searching this week, more just shooting. Luckily post justifcation worked!

 

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 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 19/52 “Hole” – Selections

Here it is folks. The fish I caught from the week of “shooting”

But sad to say I haven’t really been fishing alot though as I changed my approach lately on these weekly missions. I’ve tried to make photography part of my chores, and daily routine rather than it being the primary goal.

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Mc Donald (on my way to the library)

But I think there is something about deliberation and focus. It breeds work ethic, and makes you look and confront the fear that is in street photography, ie photographing strangers. Without focus, my lizard brain was alot louder, giving excuses, fear mongering it was easier to listen to.

What Steven Presfield calls “resistance” won. I am afraid to say,  I became lazy and comfortable and nonchalant with what I was doing.

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Down and out (on my way home from the library)

So from Week 20, I’ll be more deliberate, and purposeful with the project. To once again be actively looking for moments, engage with people and be open to the potential no’s and failures in order to get to a worth while image.

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Bank Shit Back (taken from the office next door on my way to lunch

 

 

 

19/52 – “Hole”

Finally caught up to the project! For this week, (which started on Sunday) I used a random word generator for the theme.

Today is the last day of shooting. So far I don’t think I have any shots that apply to the theme “Hole”. Better start cracking. I’ll post the final selection later today or tomorrow.