Some day I photograph more then others and some days I photograph a lot! December 15th was one of those days.
The day started off with a developing session in the darkroom. I am a member of a dark room co-op that is housed inside Pearl Street Co-op on west campus (MLK/Pearl Street). It is has been there since 1974, same as me.
While I was waiting for the negatives to dry, I took a walk around the block. This neighborhood, like the rest of Austin, is changing and growing (up literally). During the walk I met, Carl, Karen, Ron, Mama Dunka and Mr. Whitfield.
Ron and I chatted about his home and the changing architecture and demographics of the neighborhood. He then pointed over and told me about Mr. Winfield, who he said had lived in the house across the street since WWII.
In one hour I walked one block of Twenty First street. Stop and talk to people, you will see so much more.
“True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.” – Jean Cocteau “Le Mystère Laïc” (1928)
I was in the mood for a fresh juice, so I took Iso on a walk to our community garden.
Next stop, Emo’s
Now time to head south
final stop, time to put away the camera and put on the pastel
Nikon f100 and iphone
A selection of these images are part of my current photo essay: Austin Seen, in progress
Exhibit opening will be March 2013 – Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to stay informed!