Anodyne
Thursday, June 04, 2020
 

Monday, June 01, 2020
 
I feel that much of what I have learned about photography since 2005 is present in three specific aspects of the image below:

1. The yellow plastic milk crate's strong color & indented ridges that visually rhyme with the shed's corrugated metal edges;

2. The use of the slightly projecting & definitely not flush with the picture plane bamboo diagonal to frame the composition like a pair of outstretched arms;

3. & following from #2, the weathered wood table at right & the fragments of light along the image's left hand edge.

A younger me would have squared the watering-can rack up precisely with the picture plane, so that the arc of its frame formed the peak of the composition, & the plastic jugs seemed to protrude into the viewer's own space. I would have also cropped aggressively, so that the flat crosshatch pattern of the wood-slat lattice would echo the flatness of the rack's appearance of being pasted onto the picture plane, like a paper print against transmounting plexiglass.  This would have resulted in a very stiff composition governed by my thinking about modernist abstraction, & not the natural arrangement of the objects pictured, whose spatial interrelationships, observed by me, define the image's boundaries.
 

Garden tools. Meanwhile, other photographers are being shot in the face.
Friday, May 29, 2020
 

Old soul
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
 

If you really want the things I have just help yourself
Monday, May 18, 2020
 
Walmart Supercentre
retail theft.  Under range
merchandise -- repeatedly
scanning a $.37 Ramen
Noodles UPC coupon
at the self-checkout.

Total value of items
improperly recorded:
$250.78.
 
T.: charged with
2nd-degree criminal
weapon possession,
imprudent speed,
& a window tint
violation.

T. led officers
on a brief chase,
saying he fled
because of
"a little weed"
in his SUV.

"I was smoking
a blunt, joyriding
around," said T.,
arrested.

Drug charges pending.
 

Saturday, May 16, 2020
 
The incident began
at 1:30 a.m.,
when the man, 42,
asked for her keys
to take a ride
& returned
at 5:30 a.m.

When asked if
he had gotten high,
he replied, “Of course.
I’m an addict.”

Displeased, she said
he had a week to leave.

Later, in an strangely
altered state,
he shook as he choked
& bit her.

She got away and went
upstairs with the baby.

He broke down
the bedroom door
& choked her again.

Dizzy, still holding
the baby, she urinated
in her pants
as they struggled
together on the bed.

Twice he said
he wouldn’t allow her
to call police.

Eventually she got to her car
& drove to the station.

Responding officers found him
leaving through a side door.
His shirt was wet in front
& he still shook, speaking,
making no sense.

Prior to arrest,
he sent a text stating
he was going to
"take all the pills."

Officers found
5 empty bottles
of prescription drugs.

Items covered in
fine white powder
were also found
in the home.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
 
East Huffman Road
resident calls police --
he's a theft victim!

Arriving officers 
talk to the man.

He purchased 
a PlayStation 4,
sent money online,
received what
he thought 
was the game.

Opened the package --
no magic console.

Seller sent
motor oil instead.

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