Art du Jour

I take a lot of photos.

Because I’m always looking at things in a photographic way.

Its hard for me NOT to take photos.

And a scene doesn’t always have to look photo-worthy to be photo-worthy; in fact, the majority of the things I photograph fall into that category.

I get a lot of strange looks when I’m shooting.

Here are a couple of examples.

These were taken while driving through a car wash.  As you can see – they’re not necessarily anything exceptional but I thought they had potential.

And by potential – I mean – there’s a possibility they could be manipulated into something else.

Something completely else.

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And since I’ve been playing around with acrylics lately, I couldn’t help but be inspired by the abstract quality of the manipulated images.

A photo opportunity doesn’t necessarily have to end as a photograph.  It can be inspiration for so many other things…

It can simply be the jumping off point.

Wash Day Blues

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Just another example of finding inspiration wherever it is you happen to be at the moment.

This moment I happened to be in a drive thru car wash … cell phone images.