Friday, June 20, 2008
Through the looking glass
Toronto, ON, June 2008 [Click to embiggen]
I shot this image a week ago Thursday, at the end of a long day in the big city. I had shlepped my camera with me pretty much everywhere. Through meetings and interviews, it stayed tucked unobtrusively in my laptop bag. Somewhat oddly, I wasn't getting that little vibe inside me that encourages me to capture a scene. Nothing was inspiring me to shoot as I walked through this busy downtown.
As I inched my way through gridlocked traffic at the end of the day, I found myself sitting behind a large knot of cars whose drivers didn't seem to know where they wanted to go. So I sat. And sat. And sat. And as I sat, I looked out the window and noticed I was next to this particularly overbearing example of '80s glass facade architecture. I had time to rack off one quick shot before the indecisive motorists around me got their decisiveness back and started to roll.
In keeping with this week's Thematic Photographic theme (glass), I wanted to share this moment with you. If you haven't played yet, I hope you'll click here and join the growing party. I've also posted additional background on how Thematic Photographic works here.
Your turn: Why doesn't the photographic voice inside us always speak? What do you do to get things going again?