Here are just a few texture photos I wanted to share. I love textures because they are like micro-landscapes that are available everywhere. Although most of the textures I tend to shoot consist of filthy city walls and streets – there is so much beauty in these little worlds. Click play to see the short slideshow of images.
Sometimes I am so glad I have a camera with me at all times. If I didn’t, I would not have captured this memory. I say memory because shortly after this photo was taken, the silo was painted over with another company logo that just doesn’t have as much character as the old 7-Up branding. Taken on Rt. 169 near Le Seuer, MN.
On another photo walk with my good friend, we stumbled upon an abandoned restaurant in Grand Rapids, OH that had all sorts of junk laying out in the yard. This was an old bottle cleaner with it’s doors open. These gears and whatnot were all rusted out and caught my attention.
I love wolves. Someday I hope to (safely) see one in the wild. This particular one was at the Minnesota Zoo running around in a pattern perhaps trying to entertain himself. Can’t be easy being all locked up like that all day when you are programmed to run free and explore. Hmm.
Taken in Downtown Toledo on an evening photo walk with some friends. What I think I love most about art is the experimenting. The results. The way something looks when you sit back and enjoy it. I am definitely an artist first and foremost, but I won’t beat around the bush about the meaning behind the images I end up with. They are just meant to be enjoyed – nothing more, nothing less.
So here we go. Attempt number two at the personal blog thing. May 6th is my birthday and also the day I have decided to kick this thing off.
I am generally not very good at sticking to things, so please hold me accountable. If a day goes by where I don’t post something and you catch it – give me crap! I will need all the help I can get.