Weekends, I tend to combine my errands. I take out the trash and then walk down to Gallery Cafe to grab a coffee. Before leaving, I had a brief debate on whether I should bring my camera. I decided I wouldn’t see anything interesting, and left it.
On walking down the alley, I spotted this and ran back inside to grab my camera.
Seeing this (which I assume are gang signs), I was reminded of two prior blog entries. The first thing I thought of was how some graffiti is ultimately constrained by its environment. I also thought a lot about my friend Alex and his fondness for Nelson Algren.
I was taken by these vines, and decided to take a photo. Only afterwards did I realize that there was an attempt here to cover up some prior graffiti.
I’m kind of fond of this one. I saw the plane out of the corner of my eye, and managed to get it in the frame fairly quickly. This image makes me a little wistful, almost like a pang of homesickness or missing a recent lover.
For anyone out there who has a camera: always carry it with you. Have it on your person at all times. And any chance you get, have it out and in your hand. There are a ton of photos out there, waiting to be taken. I got three neat images today, and this was all in a matter of 2 minutes, walking down the alley behind my apartment.