This morning I scanned in some weird little Greensboro scenes (my favorite kind!)
I loooove deliberately showing off the parts of a city that aren't and never, ever will be on any of its postcards—the abandoned strip malls with their cracked parking lots and those giant, all-caps "LIQUIDATION SALE" and "EVERYTHING MUST GO" signs that have been sun-bleached that off-putting shade of turquoise (in the style of bad restaurant menu imagery---you know the ones). This Catherine Opie photograph captures this general feeling well, but in black and white:
Here are three of my favorite shots with the Diana mini. (This is it---you can absolutely tell these photos were taken with a plastic toy camera, which I love.)
Helps us formalists and perfectionists surrender a bit of technical control ;-)
I've started going on these mini photo trips a little more regularly, and am thinking of making them a group hang (ie. photo walk). Send me a message here if interested in joining, and we'll chat!