cattails, Autumn 2019
This photo of a man on a cell phone was taken with a cell phone on a CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) Purple Line train. I travel on this train quite often but don’t usually carry a camera with me.
We live in a society focused on distractions. I enjoy distracting myself by focusing on other people’s distractions.
This image was made while dodging cars whizzing through an underpass in Rodgers Park, Chicago. The mural artist captures that big city crush of cars everywhere you turn and does it very well. Hopefully the photo does too.
Note the contrast between the activity of the mural and the stalwart stillness of the arches. This is actually a very colorful photo but I really like it better in black and white. The small size here doesn’t do it justice.
This is another cell phone shot showing that even the most mundane of activities can sponsor creativity. Where the phone really doesn’t allow for manual control of the focal point, exposure or depth of field, it works just fine as a composition tool.
The juxtaposition in this image is between the laborers and onlooker, between effort and ease.
This photo was taken at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Maryland. Old, even dilapidated, barns are one of my favorite subjects. I’m particularly enamored by the barns of the Midwest. Barns make me feel at home.