Wednesday, June 21, 2006

you are here on mt mitchell

you are here on mt mitchell, originally uploaded by zen♫.

Here in the east coast, we have comfortable mountains. Mountains like sofas and saddles that fit the ass and are a trusted friend. I was very dissapointed when out west to realize that what the western people called mountains were just huge rocks. Pretty when covered with snow, but not that inviting or much fun to hike on.

I have a friend from Colorado who hates it here in Western NC - he says our mountains are really just dense hills that conspire to confuse his naturally wonderful sense of direction. He prefers to see the world by being on top and looking over stuff while it turns out i just prefer to actually look at stuff.

I guess it's all in how you look at it! :)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

calder tries hockney

calder tries hockney, originally uploaded by zen♫.

sometimes just playing around with graphics themselves is fun.

Monday, June 05, 2006

standing there reflection tub

standing there reflection tub, originally uploaded by zen♫.

i've never been very good at maintaining one thing: one vision, one format, one method of creativity even. This weekend Helen and i went to the Grovewood Gallery which had an outdoor jewelry/craft component of tents and vendors and i marvelled at the wonderous works of others, but also at the singleness of mind they have to be able to channel themselves exclusively to stained glass or woodworking small velvet-lined boxes or just silver contemporary rings.

I feel lucky that i've stuck with photography so long, but haven't felt like i have even the remotest 'theme' that i can discover (or maybe, naturally, it's hidden from me), except perhaps the lack of people in my photos.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

the whimmy-whams

when i first wake up and cast my eyes around the room, it seems as if my eye muscles haven't attached properly yet (i don't fear they won't). And so my eye both tries to fall back asleep and hold an object steady in its gaze simultaneously - neither of which really win. I usually roll my eyes around, following the lines and corners of the room until i gain some measure of control over my vision.