The Tapp’s Building, My Second Home on Flickr.
My first instinct is never to take a photo of a building, or a tree, or something not human. But I’ve seen that instinct in others; I’ve seen amazing perspective on nature and the small things that you bypass and overlook, and I’ve seen people be reduced in size, encompassed by a scene and the world around them.
I want to learn to do that too. Why? Why not. I learn from a large number of photographers all over the world by observing their work and seeing how it relates to what I love, and there’s can only be good things that come from photographing that which does not live and breathe, and those things that live but do not communicate with words.
So, for two months I’m going to take an Impossible Project shot of a thing, or a place. There will be hours where I just wander around looking for something worth photographing. There will be many instances where I just stare up at buildings while standing in the median, traffic wondering what this weird guy with an old camera is doing.
If you’d like to keep up with my progress, or even get your hands on a collection of the best shots, I’m running a Kickstarter project here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/tododelsur/place-or-thing
If I don’t get swamped with life, I’ll be posting each shot daily during the months of June and July over on the Kickstarter page. Join me as I hurt my brain trying to compose a shot of many things that don’t have faces for me to focus on.