Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What the eye sees...

I love, love, love photography. At a point in my life, not that long ago, I actually thought that might be my grown-up profession. Or, at the very least, a really fantastic free-lance gig. Instead, when that didn't totally pan out, I let it become a hobby that I like to pick up and put down. Someday, I hope to scan in a bunch of old photos that I've taken over the years -- the ones that were going to be my "portfolio" if I ever got off my a** and did something about it. That's someday.
For right now, I love looking at other people's photos while I keep myself entertained adding to our vintage camera collection and snapping away like mad with a digital (it's like crack: a whole lot of use, with not much to show for it). I love how fantastic photos inspire me. I'm amazed at how each photographer has his or her own take on the amazing in the average and the strange of the everyday.

Here's a few incredibly talented beauties of late:
Bob O'Connor (credit 1st photo)
Andrew Bush(credit 2nd photo)
William Lamson (credit 3rd photo)
Lily McElroy (credit 4th photo)


amy said...

i know exactly how you feel! it has become such a huge part of my life... i just wish i had the guts and the skill to do it full time!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

these are great Molly! i love the balloons on the fence.

Elizabeth said...

What great photos. I love the hallway of lockers. The shiny-ness of it makes it so surreal too. I just checked out your stash of vintage cameras on your Flickr page. Amazing! Where do you get the film for the vintage cameras?

thetiniestspark said...

we have the same taste! : ) love these. actually, as beautiful as the lockers photo is, it makes me shudder just a little in unwelcome memories of high school. and YAY BALLOONS :D