Bearing this beauty
There are notecards taped to the door in my studio. The pink ones have project titles on them, and the green ones beside them have ideas, things I’ve already photographed, places I need to visit, or whatever seems relevant to the project. Process matters, I guess, and this is my process.
One of the oldest pink cards has the phrase “bearing this beauty” written on it. (Also: I always write with a Sharpie. More process). That’s a phrase I heard somewhere and decided was a good descriptor for a project photographing (reading from the green cards) dumpsters, car washes, laundromats, and parking garages – things that are generally not associated with beauty. I’ve already photographed a lot of these things, and somehow the time seemed right to unveil the title. Of course, these dumpsters are joined by an electrical box, a pile of chairs, and that yellow thing. More beauty, if you want to think of it that way.
Posted on April 3, 2020, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, alley, bearing this beauty, dumpsters, learning to see, Leica, lubbock, lubbock texas, melinda green harvey, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, road trip, take time to look, texas, thoughtful seeing. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.