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Final Photog Assignment – Storytelling

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For this assignment, we were required to post 20 to 50 pictures telling a story.  This class is really the first time in my life that I have taken pictures from an artistic standpoint.  What I have discovered is that I sort of like photographing decay and nature (sometimes combining the two).  In a previous assignment, I spent some time at the Abilene Zoo taking pictures of the animals there and I really liked that.  For this assignment, instead of nature, I wanted to tell a story of decay and how you can still find art in the decay.  I took 22 pictures of various business signs that I thought possessed some artistic value but were also in a state of decline.  I did not caption them since they sort of are what they are.  But, I think one could spend quite a bit of time traveling around the area taking pictures of storefronts, neon signs and other business trappings showing the effects of the years on what was in all probability someone’s lifelong dream.  Sad and poignant.


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December 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

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