This picture is for Beverly Diehl, the first person to post on my Pinterest page (http://pinterest.com/mccarthyphoto/41/) and provoke me to do something for 41for365. You can see what she posted by visiting my Pinterest link.
Bev — I call this one Breathe. I won’t say anything more and hope that the picture speaks for itself.
41-7 The Lure of the Open Road… Retro style.
I didn’t have much time today but I saw this vintage VW and had to take a picture. Sometimes Sarah and I fantasize about pitching it all in and buying a wagon and just taking off. This little number would likely be too small but that does nothing to take away from its romantic appeal.
This is my least favorite entry so far and I debated posting it at all. My intent was to do something a little slick while I was driving (via a self-timer shot) but it didn’t turn out the way I envisioned it. I decided to post it because a) it’s late in the day and I don’t think I have enough time to do another shot and b) because failure is just as important as success. This is a failure, IMHO, but that’s a helluva lot better than doing nothing at all.
The title for the photo is (or at least was intended to be) “slow is smooth, smooth is fast” which is my new mantra. I’ll explain it another day but for now, suffice it to say that the madness of LA traffic is a good metaphor for creativity in a chaotic life.
After this I’ll try to do fewer self-portraits. I prefer to photograph other people.
This is what I’m doing tonight. This is what I’ll be doing tomorrow. And the rest of the week. Staring into a brightly lit box, ignoring the world around me. Sometimes that work is creative but oftentimes I wonder if creativity can be found in front of a keyboard.
I may write, or edit, on the computer but I rarely create. That energy comes from a place that isn’t plugged in 24/7 and is increasingly hard to find.