There are some days when you just get lucky. Coupled with an over-developed sense of yourself those moments can be dangerous, because you start to believe things that just aren’t true. For instance. Back in the early college days, when I was going to the Junior College formerly known as Ricks College. (That’s right Ricks, not Rick’s. The man they named it after was Jared Ricks. Sometimes I think they should have picked his other first name to name the college.) Anyway, Ricks JC is about 2 hours NW of Jackson Wyoming and the Grand Tetons Mountain Range and awesome place to be. Once after spending the day in Jackson Hole playing, I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a haze in the sky that created a blanket of warm colors on the face of the infamous top of the mountains grabbed my camera and snapped a picture, just for fun. What turned out was the best picture I’ve ever taken my life, perfectly the mountains lined up showing the speed of the road winding behind us, surrounded by the car’s rear view mirror. This is a image I loved, because often when I’m driving I want to take a sousveillance picture; from the point of view that I have, with no spatial loss created by the apparatus.
Sorry folks, I don’t not have it scanned. But look at these photos with the same intention by Jeff Clow.
So of course, this experience could only encourage my own fantasies about being inclined to the visual arts. Inclined I think is the right word here, but a good photographer I am not. As evidenced to the world by my flickr pictures. Attending SXSW nailed this home for me, being surrounded by hundreds of well trained and talented photographers. Fortunately I think this might something I could definitely get better at in the future.