On a short walk at Three Bridges Park in the Menomonee Valley area of Milwaukee, I shot this amber grass covered hill with the partly cloudy blue sky in the background. My goal with this image was to capture the contrasting (sometime referred to complementary) colors of the orange of the native plants and blue of the sky in a simple and straightforward way.
“The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.”
— Douglas Horton
It is still amazing (at least to me) how a simple object, removed from it’s normal surroundings, can have so much impact. This is just a pair of shiny chromed nails twisted and intertwined on a bright white background.
Not very complicated.
These three tiny succulent (and plastic, I might add) potted plants sit in one of the two small windows that flank our fireplace in our apartment. I love the way the sunlight streams through the glass in the late afternoon. But try as I might, I have never been able to get a satisfactory shot – mostly since the windows are about 7 feet off the ground
“I think LEGOs are one of the best toys ever developed.”
Three white plastic toy building blocks on a white background.
I’ve been on a real minimalist kick in my art as of late. You can certainly see that in my recent photographs in the 365 Project. And lately, I’m actually finding it quite difficult to find and shoot compelling images of landscapes or cityscapes/architecture.
So what is up?
One of the main reasons for undertaking this 365 Project was to force myself to think outside of the box but also to create images quickly. After all, each shot, like Six Strings, would be shot, processed, and uploaded in a day.
“I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance”
— e.e. cummings
The third in a series, this is two different photographs combined into one image.
“There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.”
-Vincent van Gogh
As promised, here is more smoke!
A pair of Converse Chuck Taylor (Chucks) athletic sneakers hanging from a power line over a street on the East Side of Milwaukee.