Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another wave of photos

I've been pretty bad about posting lately, so here comes another wave of photos, this time from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. I walked in with nothing but the 5D and, more importantly, the 50/1.8. The thrifty fifty saved the day in those dark aquariums. The only problem is that it makes me want the 50/1.4 even more. Hmm. Anyway, enjoy!




Starfish on Glass

Yawn or Rawr

You are what you schlep

I've recently been inspired by Jason Travis's Persona series that was commissioned by The Atlantan. The basic concept is that "you are what you schlep." Pretty simple, but amazingly insightful. On top of that, Jason takes some pretty cool portraits. As I currently only have myself to profile (and I don't feel like taking a self-portrait tonight), I decided to go more in the direction of The Items We Carry flickr group. What I find particularly interesting about these photos is that, while they answer many questions about a person, they seem to inspire even more curiosity. Why should a person suddenly seem much more interesting simply because they've emptied their pockets for the world to see? The human nature of curiosity is a powerful thing.