One A Day – 573

Bandstand in the Bosque
Bandstand in the Bosque

Suspension
Suspension

Boys will be boys
Boys will be boys

Just a walk in the park
Just a walk in the park

Indy Racer
Indy Racer

  • Bosque del Cuauhtémoc
  • Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • January 18, 2015
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In many ways, these are just pictures of a day in the park. One day, a little more than an hour of walking around, snapping photos. No one is posed. A few people are aware there is a photo being taken, but because I don’t linger, they are not bothered by the intrusion.

I feel a little conflicted sometimes about posting these. Some people just like them for what they are and don’t question how the images came to be. It is a bit like asking about all the parts in that nice plate of sausage after all. Other people seem to have a visceral reaction to any photograph that doesn’t look “photographic.” I can only say, they are my work, and I love them or I wouldn’t bother doing it. It may surprise some, but this argument has been going on since the beginning of photography. Very early on, there were two camps; the people who thought photography should only be a documentary medium and those who thought the medium could be used artistically without being tied to a definition of visual reality. Obviously, I fall on the more liberal side of photographic interpretation.

My aim here is to highlight these simple moments by using a technique that brings out their inherent beauty and humanity. In the end, you could see scenes like these anywhere. But knowing they are here, on one day in Morelia, makes it real. We are humanity. We experience life individually, but our dreams and joys are the same.

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