Preamble: last week I took an unplanned break from blogging due to traveling and failing to recall my login or password (damn those auto save features). But now we are back to regularly scheduled programming with weekly posts every Wednesday (Mountain time, not Seoul time).
UPDATE: You can witness some of the artwork created from this summer project in DJAC’s upcoming fall exhibition, which starts tomorrow 10/12-10/17 in Daejeon, South Korea!
Summer time is the perfect time to start something new, whether it’s a workout routine, learning a musical instrument or raising chickens, my new something this year is going to be photography related. It’s going to push my creative roadblocks, make me a better thinker and observer and will, hopefully, teach me to think more out of the box, testing the limits of what has already been accomplished photographically-speaking with a single crystal ball.
Yes, you may have seen my slow growing obsession with a crystal ball on my Instagram feed, which happens to reflect whatever is behind it and putting it upside down. It’s a very neat accessory, which I’ve started to carry with me whenever I bring my camera.
Back to this summer’s plans. While most of our 2 month vacation (teaching is the best!) will be spent at our compound (20 acres off grid near Missoula, Montana), I’ve already photographed this place to death. But not with a crystal ball! The challenge is clear – crystal ball the $%^& out of this place and make it interesting!
Challenge #2: bring the crystal ball on my road trip in a few weeks and document the likes of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and everything on the way there and in between.
And now some of my favorite photographs since starting IG in January 2017 (I’m a late bloomer, what can I say).
This fisherman asked: "Can I see your picture?" I became all defensive "why?" I'm also into photography and don't understand what you're doing with this ball… "Whew, I thought, he is not going to ask to have his picture deleted" All the while he is wearing this black face mask, which only shows his eyes, looking scary than friendly. He was hiding from the sun as it turns out… . . . #goldenhour #daejeon #daejeonphotographer #gapcheon #대전광역시 #갑천 #대전낚시 #crystalball #instapic #instadaily #photooftheday #photogsinkorea #fishing #followher
Living in a city with well maintained river roads is always great to keep fit, whether it's through cycling, running or rollerblading. What is your exercise of choice during the spring months? #crystalball #cyclingphotos #cyclingshots #photogsinkorea #daejeon #대전 #갑천 #korea #goldenhour #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday #picoftheday #fitness #followher #instalike
Are you on IG (of course you are), what’s your handle, let’s follow each other! I’m @allaponomarevaphoto
Do you enjoy crystal ball photography? What is your favorite photo?
Have you done a photography project? If so, which one and how did it go?