“It takes a lot of looking”

 “It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.”

 David Bailey (English fashion Photographer, b.1938)

I tagged along while my lovely wife did some shopping last weekend, and partially because I am constantly seeking extraordinary experiences out of the ordinary (!), and partially because I was bored, I unholstered my trusty iPhone and searched for the meaning of life.

These glass jugs lined a shelf and their high gloss reflected the ceiling lights while their swirling colors caught my eye.  So I took this one for starters:

5 jugs, (c) Ed Spadoni

Then I took another of one single jug, top down, copied and edited it four different ways, combined in a collage and…

Jugs in the abstract, (c) Ed Spadoni

Jugs in the abstract

Now this one I felt pretty good about.  Ok, it’s not extraordinary, but considering it was captured on a two year old iPhone at a Target, I’d say not bad.

Moral of the story:

Always have a camera with you; Always be on the lookout for something out of the ordinary; Always tag along with the Mrs.                    

Comments welcome.                            – Posted by Ed                                                                     


About Ed Spadoni

www.2GuysPhoto.com "Thoughts and opinions, resources and experiences… for emerging photographers everywhere."
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