Monday, January 16, 2012
Thinking Outside the Box
Title: Lost in Space
My husband and I were going to one of our favorite places to eat breakfast. Scents lured us into the establishment rather quickly; but afterward when we were walking back to the car, I noticed this newspaper clipping on the ground. Of course, I did not have my camera with. So we drove home.
Later on that day, I went on some errands. I took my camera and went back to the site to capture that little piece of newspaper clipping. I didn't know if it was still there. It might have blown away; but I had faith that it was still there. It was!
I took a couple of shots. A few days later it snowed.
Here is what I felt:
How strange it was to find a dime next to the newspaper clipping. It wasn't there before.
I imagined newspaper clipping to look like bleached bones of buffalo.
What separated this newspaper clipping from the person who tore it out?
I felt sad because the newspaper clipping was lost.
I was amazed that I was able to find this subject to shoot.
It was a windy day in the Chicagoland area and surprised that the newspaper clipping was still there.
I wonder if it is hiding under all that snow?
FYI: I took a basic image of wooden chips and a newspaper clipping thought perhaps if I play with it in a photo program, it could look different. And so, I did. This is what I came up with. I wanted the newspaper clipping to be lost in space to be recovered at another time and place by someone else.