Feb 062008
 

 

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Henry found his old Pentax camera in the attic so we took it out on Sunday to see what kind of photos it would produce. I am now in love with this camera, and not just because imagining Henry using it to take pictures of his SERVICE buddies makes me laugh.

 

I like how the only bursts of color in the photo come from garbage, so even while it’s gross and full of litter, it’s still kind of pretty, like flowers in its own right.

This is also a good portrait of how I’ve been feeling for the past two days. I had to call off work yesterday because I felt real crappy, like my allergies were acting up. But today, my face feels like its being chiseled in a thousand pieces and my muscles feel petrified. I can never really pinpoint what my symptoms are, which makes it a real treat for Henry when he’s trying to buy me medicine. I’m sick, isn’t that specific enough? I called off work for tonight too and I feel guilty but oh well.

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  13 Responses to “Beautiful Garbage”

  1. I’m not sure why….
    but I have a strong hankering to see a picture of Henry when he was in “the service”.

    I hope yous get to feeling better soon!

  2. i told you that you would love it!!!
    that shot is awesome.
    more?

  3. Are you familiar with Eva Hesse? Some of her works remind me of your paintings… Doing a project on her now.

    http://www.evahesse.com/work.php?selection=1

  4. In my tiredness induced dyslexia I read the top comment telling you to “get to the better feeling”. This is what I would like to convey to you this evening. Get to the better feeling soon! Ha.

  5. “I like how the only bursts of color in the photo come from garbage, so even while it’s gross and full of litter, it’s still kind of pretty, like flowers in its own right.”

    Exactly!! That’s why I like it!

    Those grey skies are what I will always remember about Pittsburgh, as well.

    SERVICE buddies! *losing it*

  6. feel better!!! <33

    your photoGs are awesome.

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