May 3, 2010

Urban Landscape 5-3-10 Kaiser's Oakland

Inspired by the documentary film Beautiful Losers, I went for a walk around my block this morning and started taking photos again. To un-block myself and stop over-thinking, I shot-from-the-hip. I first started doing this in high school and took some of my most interesting shots this way. What it means is holding the camera away from your face, just by your side and shooting without looking into the view finder. It really loosened me up. The few shots that were more "composed" were less interesting than the ones that I took with the camera acting as an extension of my "attention".

Checkout the images on Here's the link to today's shoot.