I’m Bored with Pure Image Realism

If you’re going to use tech, put some of your creative soul into it.

Fingerprints of Cannon Beach

abstract landscape photo Cannon Beach Oregon

Cannon Beach, OR. Fuji Pro 200 film photo. Scan of optical print. March 2019.

Sometimes what you think is right side up, is upside-down. Being conventional and “safe”, can be flippant. Non-linear perspectives offer convex dynamics. Reality is unpredictable, and often times requires new perspectives.

Bird on a Wire

lomography photo of bird on a wire art by paul ottaviano

“Like a bird on the wire… I have tried in my way to be free… ”

– Leonard Cohen, “Bird On The Wire”

I recently listened to this song again, after many years. Like a good old friend who you haven’t seen in a long while, it came at a welcome time, and was familiar and refreshing all the same. The lyrics have been haunting me since, but not in a disturbing way. It feels more like a reminder that we’re all human, and within that humanity, in all of its murky corners and beautiful moments, the true at heart are all yearning for the same thing.