In following up on yesterdays discussion about “seeing” and perhaps to answer my own question as to what do I contribute to the on going dialog about the landscape, I bring my own unique version of “seeing”. I will see things different that anyone else, because I bring with my vision/perception all of my past experiences, which no one had but me.
Likewise, I have an idea that may in and of itself be nothing “new”, but I bring my own self into the picture, pardon my pun. Whereas my ideas may not be new, but how I decide to act on it, to what extent I fully understand the concept, my ability to capture the essence of my idea and present my creative endevors will probably be very unique.
I might actually fail to get my ideas across to anyone. But again, I might make some connections as I know that I did from the feedback from my series Bad Trip – Sad Trip. I do know that if I do not try or attempt this creative task, then for sure I will fail. So I will step forward and continue on.
BTW, the photo of the day from yesterday is another lesson for myself, as I have photographed this old house that is facing the Inland freeway a number of times now. I could have chosen the image that I made that has the front fence literially fallen down and laying on the freeway boundary. Perhaps that image is a little overkill on the idea of the sad disrepair of the homes that front this busy freeway. I decided that the image that I posted to be a little more subtle, but if you look close, you can see the disrepair and the clothes appearing to be drying on a fence, not even a clothes line. But then there are the two tv satalite dishes directly adjacent to these clothes. So, did you see what I saw?
Best regards, Doug