I’ve been meaning to share more photography here. It took me a while to get around to this, because other than sharing some frugal travel tips and photographs from recent trips I hadn’t found a great way to share some of the other photographs I’ve created. I’ve created quite a few of them as part of a quest to publish over 10,000 photos from 1000 places in at least 100 different cities over 10 years. I’m halfway there after six years at it.
The idea behind this is to make an effort to master something. In my mind, this comes after many years of steadily working on it. To publish 10,000 photos I’ll probably have to take 100,000 photos because many of them are crap. Especially early on.
While working on my quest I’ve become especially interested in abstract photography. I look at it as wandering through city streets looking for found art. Fascinating combinations of peeling paint, torn posters, graffiti, and decals all converge to create something different.
The other challenge I’ve had is getting around to describing found art and abstract photography. And for that, I found one of the most interesting solutions I’ve come across in quite a while. I’ve been playing with ChatGPT the (still experimental) artificial intelligence site that you can ask to do many things.[Read more…] about Beyond the Obvious: A Dive into Abstract Photography