In 2010 I had the good fortune of being able to vacation for a week in Clearwater, Florida. I came back with over 900 pictures. Pictures of things you can see in Canada, like sunsets.
Ok, so maybe the sunsets on the gulf coast aren’t exactly the same as back home.
I was also able to photograph things that I would never see back home.
I think that my way of taking the trip back home with me, in pictures, says a lot about how I saw my time there. I also think taking photos of what’s familiar and nearby is important for a photographer, in order to understand how they see the world as they face it every day.
What is your most important picture of where you’ve only been one time?
What is your most important picture of something you see almost every day?
Specifically, on this Tumblr, what am I doing here?
I am, at the moment, combing through my photo catalog, taking a look at things I’ve printed before, and some I’ve never printed, and showing them to the world.
I’m looking for kindred spirits, maybe for different viewpoints, about ways to look at the world. We are all temporary passengers on planet earth, so what do our vacation snaps all look like? What travelogue does each of us leave behind? Do we spend our time looking inward, looking around, or with our eyes closed?
Unusualselfportraits is the intimate, impersonal me. You will not see my family, or my front yard, or my living room, or my friend’s bachelor party. These images are moments chosen from when I stopped to look around, and saw things that nobody else saw quite the same way.
As I keep posting, I wonder, what do you see in what I see?