365-338 Across the street

Todays photos were taken across the street from each other in, shall we say, a rougher area of town. As much as I like being in nice environments, I do tend to veer towards some seedier sections of cities for my photography. I just find more interesting subjects there. The “unstructured” lifestyle in those areas leads to sometimes odd or strange juxtapositions of elements, colors, and textures which, in my mind, makes for great imagery. Of course those areas are also where I picked up the habit of working quickly by getting in and taking the shot and getting out. I have to try to not attract too much attention, which can be difficult when I’m trying to find subjects and I may drive around the block a few times. I haven’t had any problems so far and considering I rarely shoot photos of people, most who have spotted me just leave me alone and probably think I’m nuts anyhow for taking pictures of junk.  Pentax K20D, DA18-135

#2 Mill St.

© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-338 Across the street

  1. Christian Debbie Cheerilee Alvarez
    December 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Poor couch… someone needs to take it out of its misery!

    • December 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

      I agree. Thanks.

  2. December 4, 2011 at 9:32 pm


    • December 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

      Southwest Pennsylvania, USA.

  3. December 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Oh, I seriously love these photos. So much fun, texture, color. Perfection! 🙂

  4. December 5, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Oh sad couch! I once found a completely deteriorated bench seat from a van on the side of the road… in a nice area of town. So curious how these things show up.

    • December 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

      Despite my photo there is a general lack of old furniture lying around town. I assume thats a good thing.

  5. Chloe
    December 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    love the very adandoned feel to these photos, well done

  6. December 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Love these, David! When I first saw that purple couch, my reaction was – “cool”! You are wise to do a fast photography job in the rougher areas. Even though there is often a lot to explore.

    • December 8, 2011 at 7:30 am

      My reason for wanting a small camera like the Olympus was so I could shoot in such areas relatively unnoticed. But my wife thought that the larger camera made me look more serious and purposeful and less “sneaky”. I have to agree (although it doesn’t hurt that the dslr works faster).

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