Nearly Failed (135/365 v2.0)

Project 365 // Day 135 v2.0

135/365 v2.0

Sad, isn’t it?

I hadn’t picked up the camera all day, was driving home from work and saw a car in front of me that reminded me of What The Face. I decided to pop out the camera phone at a stop sign and see if I could capture the face-ness of it. I couldn’t. Camera phone was not up to the task. It was overpowered by the brake lights.

Got home started thinking about what else I could shoot around the house, sat/laid down to watch some TV and… the end, lights out, done. Woke up at 3:00am and went up to bed.

So you get the non-wtface cell phone photo. It’s the only photo I took yesterday.

But, if nothing if you hadn’t seen What The Face before you get that. It can be good for a few laughs, check it out.

0 thoughts on “Nearly Failed (135/365 v2.0)

  1. This image is all about breaking the rules of conventional photography and, in fact, feels more like a painting than a photograph. By not treating the subject matter too literally, the photographer created an atmospheric and moody image. This image reminds me of the work of Mark Yankus, who created impressionistic images of New York City at twilight.

    You might also be inspired by the work of Jeri Eisenberg, who is represented by Lanoue Fine Art on Newbury Street in Boston, and Nicholas Hughes’ Verse 1 series of images.

    I encourage this photographer to continue experimenting with this approach to image-making. But I also want to offer a word of caution: Like any technique or photographic process, the use of blur can become a gimmick. Ask yourself when editing your work whether the image is dramatic purely because it’s blurry. If the answer is yes, push yourself harder. Mind you, I grapple with this very issue when making images with toy cameras, which create very distinctive visual artifacts.


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