More photos from the Through the Windshield series. (though for this one, I was pulled over to the side of the road, obviously.) I like ghost signs, like this one. After driving past it a few times, I finally made time to pull over and take a picture.
Here’s another one I drive past a lot.
Here’s one through another window, I was at McCormick Place for the CEO Conference, where I was facilitating two round table discussions for college students who are already in business or plan to be.
I just noticed that all three of these, from three different days, have the same overcast sky, which can be good for photos. For this last photo, I could have gone outside to take the picture, but I liked the interplay of the windows of the building I was in and the windows of the building across the street. And there must be something going on for me with my photos taken through the car windshield, and now through this window, something about constraints and doing creative work anyway.
At a recent Chicago Artist Coalition event, artist and PR expert Elizabeth Burke-Dain suggest to us that we curate shows, because in curating, we would discover more about our own art and motivations.
With my photo series, I take photos in part so that I can use them in mixed media collage paintings, but also for this curation-thing. By stopping to photograph, I more clearly see what I’m interested in, visually.