Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Marissa and an old friend, Silvia Souza artist. We had breakfast then drove out into Rural Texas to see what we could photograph.
Silvia paints. She sees the world differently than we do. She likes to take photos of objects, getting their color and texture and then incorporating them into her paintings when needed. I spent my time with her trying to take photos, to see the world she sees it. Here are some of the results…. You have to remember that I took my photos and she took hers so really these are seeing the world through MY eyes after all. But it was fun spending time with her and maybe learning just a little more about photography
Okay, so I still saw the flowers, but they are a part of the rural Texas setting aren't they?
when you are on a very busy street, even in the country, getting the sun in the right place for you photo is hard…. I didn’t go into the long grass as I should as a SERIOUS photographer – in TEXAS there are chiggers in the long grass and they like me… I don’t mess with them unless I have sprayed my legs, shoes and underwear with OFF to keep them off. (microscopic tick that barrows into your skin and drives you crazy for at least a week – plus I swell up with an allergic reaction to them little critters.)
she took pictures of trash left and things like that – I left it alone except for the pile of brick and mortar and the tires – wonder why the holes – for birds? I think I know what trash looks like…. but she wanted the folds of the paper, moisture trapped in the folds – shots like that. go to the link above and see some of her work. extraordinary.