The Long Way Home

Out of Place
May 29, 2011, 7:38 AM
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a junk shop in Westmoreland County

Usually the photos support the text in my posts or vice versa, but these four outtakes don’t really belong together. I just liked how they turned out and wanted to share them. They are evidence of some of the things I’ve done this past month – trash hunting, getting lost, a photo shoot with Sarah, a Sunday morning where I tried to take a picture of myself staring at the camera, but found the last photo the best of the batch. I’ve had insomnia and neck pain, a week where I cried over ’70s romance films, where I ate lots of dark chocolate goat’s milk fudge. I thought about how I take hundreds of photos each month and weed out the shit to only a few images. I don’t feel as if every photo taken is a precious moment or should be seen. I learned through writing and grieving to listen to my heart and let go.

the last photo at Sarah's




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What is it about photos, that we don’t want to weed out the ones that don’t work? I find it easier with digital, but it is so hard to delete even the terrible ones.


Comment by thevintagetraveler

It could be my tendency to collect, but I’m always afraid that there is a golden photo in my batch – the one that later I may view in a different way. And now that there is digital, it’s not going to be the same anymore when future generations look at our ‘old’ photos.


Comment by Lisa

i love love love the chairs against the yellow wall. i must get a print from you!!


Comment by roya

Thanks, Boo – I will get a print made with my next batch.


Comment by Lisa

I like how the chairs turned out.


Comment by Allegheny Eats

Thanks, Dude!


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