This is the photo I just sent off to the Lightbox Photographic Gallery MobileMagic Exhibition July Call for Entries. I took the original photo of this old window at my aunt’s home. Lots of good photography subject matter there — every object has the look and feel of an old polaroid.
:: Photo-Heart Connection: This image is one that is slowly evolving into a series. I’ve been taking pictures in and around my grandmother’s home (my Aunt’s home now), and they have been bringing back lots of old memories of playing there as a child. The old window with its cracks forces me to accept how much time has passed and all of the days of my youth I cannot recapture. I think that’s why I titled it Final Reflection. I consider each image I create to be a small piece of my soul’s story. Final Reflection reveals a minor mid-life crisis I’ve been struggling with lately, wondering where all the time has gone and what’s ahead.
This image was one of the first taken from my Drive By Shootings series. I prop the iPhone4 on my car dashboard and use the headphones to snap the photos. Lots of them look like crap (just the sky or tops of buildings lol) but sometimes I get something worth processing. I didn’t even realize I had taken such a clean shot of the signs. I love the grunge effects added with Modern Grunge but I’m not sure if it’s too heavy in this image.