The reason it's up is that I hadn't seen it in some years. I was doing some image cataloging for a book project and came across it the other day.
I liked it, so I decided to put it up again. Kind of like finding an old framed print in the basement and hanging it on the wall for a while.
The snowfence image takes me back to last November at the Brickworks shoot. I was talking to Michael beforehand, outside the main building, when he looked past me and caught a glimpse of snowfence/brick outhouse/debris in the rain/mud/foliage. It was clear that the wheels were turning. He even mentioned it in conversation. I should have responded photographically but I felt like I would be copping an idea.
Once inside the shoot, there was a fella that was creating images by blending props (feminine intimate apparrel) juxtaposed to the industrial ruin. If I recall, he photographed the outhouse beforehand on a whim.
I learned a lesson that day. The power of the abstract is all around. One must perceive and pursue. Regardless of the fact that I returned home with no snowfence abstract, I was inspired though much of the shoot and I find that my work is definately moving in an artistic direction I want it too.
Equipment? Didn't matter much.
That old snowfence shot reminds me that its all about seeing.
Now, the shopping cart, well I dig it, but I can tell you my wife won't have that hanging in the great room.