About this photo: Thematic. Mirror, mirror. Here. Just because.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Give me some skin
Hang around an airport long enough and eventually you'll find something compelling to shoot. Not that airport photography is the wisest of activities these days. In our post-apocalyptic, 9/11-influenced security-mad world, taking pictures in an airport could easily earn you a few hours of scintillating conversion in a badly lit interrogation room.
But when an old jumbo - actually, a 747-400 - presents itself right outside your window, you can either do nothing out of respect to the cop-a-feel-in-the-name-of-security crowd, or you can grab the camera, hold your breath and figure you can talk your way out of whatever comes next. I think you know which way I lean.
Every time I look at this shot, I wonder if the Boeing engineers who designed her ever appreciated what a wonderful piece of art they managed to create. Indeed, art happens everywhere so long as we choose to look in the right direction.
Your turn: Where else have you found art in an unexpected place?