now i am no pro pix taker, have no elaborate equipment, setups, tripods, or gadgets just two eyes, passion, and many years of exposure (pun intended) to other photographers whilst in the enployment of a camera store owner worker with fun and gorgeous co-workers. one slow sunday afternoon at the mall location i pickup a book and began reading which happened to be a short 175 pages yet chuck full of pictures, pictures many people would never dream of snapping, no friends, family, weddings, car cruises, nor boat races.
what is the name of this book you ask? the art of seeing by the eastman kodak company. you know those guys that made picture taking fun for everyone just like henry ford made cars for everyone.
the book was written at a time when film, yes film, was still the king, digital was on a distant horizon. since today is the 4th of july a to celebrate freedom and independence i thought i would exercise (pun intended) my freedom and independence and go for a long walk around my home, vancouver, washington. the journey began passing a vintage clothing store jazz emitting at low volume from within, this set the stage making me feel i was walking back in time. following are pictures of that walk about ( some pictures require the passing over of the cursor for caption):
the academy front and back
orphanage founded in 1873
love the round mimic of planters and door roof
going back to the book “”the art of seeing” i love the confusion of urban living, light poles, dumpsters, cars, brickwalls adds the human touch.
last but not least the interstate bridge that carries traffic along interstate 5 between oregon and washington state. yes it is that I-5 that runs from southern cal to the canadian border, eh?