Last Friday, as we were doing our trip around the city with our cameras, we came upon an unusual site. A woman was sitting in the gutter, visibly upset. She was well dressed, had an ID tag, so we assumed she worked. It was quite sad seeing her sitting there.
Of course, being photographers we took photos, from a distance, she had no idea we were doing it. We were going to go and ask if she was okay when she very suddenly stood up and walked away.
It was raining, but the rain hasn’t come through very well, you can see it if you look really closely. It is so dramatic. I do feel guilty photographing someone who was obviously going through a bad time, but it has made a fantastic image.
I have been doing some workshops on the internet at Creative Live and I have been learning some amazing things on Photoshop, so I was really excited to work on this image. There is a story here, and I am curious to know what it is.
I love that so many writers follow me, and I would like to do some collaborations with them. I need to think about this, but maybe, before I put an image like this on my blog, I could post it on facebook, then the writers who it inspires can write something to go with it. Then when I do a post on the image, we can include some stories or poems. Now, I’m thinking of this off the top of my head, so we may need to revise it, but I would love to hear what your thoughts are on this.
I used to people all the time, but I was never happy with the look at the camera and smile sort of photos. I am starting to see ways to do the photos I wanted to do, so now I am on a mission. I think you are going to see a lot more people on the blog from now on.
Just an extra idea
I think for those that do write something in response to this, if you send me a link or send me your writing I will put them up on facebook. So check out my facebook page is you want to see some, hopefully I will get sent some.