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ode to | fine art photographer | manchester, ct

In Art, local artist, personal, Photography, Uncategorized on March 21, 2014 at 6:25 PM

So, I pulled into a restaurant parking lot earlier today. The clouds were so beautiful – and by that I mean, moody and interesting – and I needed to photograph them. As an artist I notice that I find beauty in the messy as much as in the perfect blue sky.
After taking a few photographs I popped inside to pick up some lunch. As I waited to pick up my food an older gentlemen having a coffee with a few friends at a table close by yelled , gruffly, to me – “Hey….you out there taking photos of us!!??”

Huh? Without my glasses on I wasn’t 100% sure if he was looking in my direction.

“I saw you out there, with your camera pointed in our direction …. were you taking pictures of us?”

Lol … um, no.

“Well then what the heck were you doing…?!!”

Taking pictures of the clouds. They are interesting.

His whole head slumped down to the table. This was not a practical answer. He was in no mood for my artistic foolishness…lol. He thought I was crazy and a little dark cloud of disapproval and confusion began to form around his table.

I tried to explain about the depth and texture and how in digital photography I could make it into something … but he was all done with me. Shaking his head and rolling his eyes with his friends.

Back at the car I have no idea how he saw me taking the photos. I was practically around the building from the window he sat in…

This image is ode to him …. both of us worlds away from each other in our perspective of the world … but connected in our humanity. I love that he had a conversation with me – even if he did think I was silly

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