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Small Camera, Big Picture PT.8 | Chaos

January 08, 2018  •  1 Comment

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CHA·OS...complete disorder and confusion.

I had this art teacher in high school...she fit all the stereotypes people think of when the word "artist" is used. Long wild hair, every variety of floral dresses I've ever seen...including to date and of course sandals. Yet, she was extremely organized, logical in her presentation and from my constant observation, very sharp in the intellectual department. She used to say something that stuck with me in the background of my logic: We tend to picture the orderly, the familiar..the normative when imagining a beautiful scene. However there is also beauty in chaos. Reorder your mind every now and then so that you can appreciate it.

The image above was actually shot years ago and Ive wanted to delete it for some time now. Each year end I go through my working storage drives in order to cull images I can't see myself using going forward. It gives me back some hard disk space and lightens my image catalogue. This one keeps making the cut and I could never figure out why...until now.

It's a local river in the middle of my city and at various points it's little more than a trickle. I wouldn't drink from, let alone touch it but the reflections of the trees along with the texture of the bed combined with the smooth water really caught my eyes. The perfect image of chaos.

Now I'm making a large print for my bathroom wall.


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