Answers from a bridge

Someone in the Flak Photo network had asked the question recently “What do you do when you have no idea for a series?”  It’s a great question.  Do you look around for inspiration, read, listen to music for ideas, etc., etc.  Yes and no.  Sometimes, you just need to get out and shoot and let it come.

Most of my more personal work is a sort of street shooting.  Often, on free days, I’m walking around or taking the subway somewhere with cameras in tow to just see what I can find.  Sometimes, I have a specific destination in mind, but most of the time I don’t.  Today was a specific destination day – the Brooklyn Bridge.

Now, for those of you who don’t know, I have a pretty good fear of heights in open spaces.  Going up in a skyscraper, no problem, but outside in the open can be dizzying.  I don’t really like going over bridges, but this was one worth it.  I wasn’t looking for anything in particular.  I figured there will be enough people around, there will most likely be something interesting. I noticed something odd on the way over to Manhattan,but it didn’t really hit me until I started back to Brooklyn.  I found the series.  It was right there in front of me and all over the place.  Kind of like the Bridge gave me the answer.  I just needed to stop and observe for a minute.  Sometimes you just need to go out, shoot, and listen to a bridge.

I’ll have them up on my website soon.  I’m not going to spoil the surprise.  In the meantime, enjoy some other fun shots.



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