The Long Way Home


Out of Place
May 29, 2011, 7:38 AM
Filed under: Pennsylvania | Tags: , , , ,

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

mckeesport

insomnia

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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.

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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.

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Comment by Lisa

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

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Comment by roya

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

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Comment by Lisa

I like how the chairs turned out.

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Comment by Allegheny Eats

Thanks, Dude!

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