Friday, January 8, 2010

Self-Portrait & Parking Lot

Mike had his rear brake pads replaced at Japan Autos in the "industrial" section of San Rafael.

Walking around with coffee cup and camera, he came upon a) a reflective window across the street, with the sun peeking over the roof and hitting Mike's head, causing him to squint, and b) a recession-caused abandoned parking lot.

How come the photorealist people can get people to buy paintings of parking lots, but photographers can't? (More on the photorealist conundrum here.)

Photos: Self-Portrait—Marin County, 2009; Parking Lot—Marin County, 2009

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