I really enjoy my photographic equipment. I like reading manuals and reviews and sometimes I get wrapped up in the technical stuff at the expense of going out and making images. When that happens I like to force myself to simplify, so on a recent cycling trip around Hornby and Denman Islands I took only the phone that was on my camera. I don’t often take my camera with me when I am biking but on this trip I was determined to go out with just my phone and come back with some decent images. This week you will see them here.
I flashed past these mailboxes and as I looked back at them the image of 6 drunken friends stumbling home in the too bright sunlight of the morning after flashed through my mind. I knew that angle and perspective would be important here as I hadn’t noticed anything until I was almost past the mailboxes so taking a picture from straight on would not produce a strong image. I leaned in to the mailbox and allowed the right mailbox to fill the frame, this forced the further mailboxes to recede into the frame and exaggerated the lean. When I got the image home, the fact that the mailboxes where green and the foreground and the background was green made the image pretty monochromatic anyway, and as I wanted to emphasize the form I converted everything to black and white.