Blown Out! (blog)

light exposes intermittent clarity…a blog (mostly about photography) by Mark Petko

Archive for October, 2009

Crowded Moments

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After shooting an event in downtown Raleigh I got to looking at some of the images and was intrigued by the crowd shots.  Although these images didn’t make it to the client as the “promotion” type shots that could be showcased in a brochure, I found merit in them for my own satisfaction.

Being a people-watcher and silent observer I enjoy creating images that may, at first glance, seem ordinary but personify subtle moments, speaking volumes into how we as individuals are centered in our own universe.  Yet the combination of these personal experiences with others in a crowd situation makes for a phenomenon similar to that of a living galaxy, spiraling with many different systems, spinning together, individually, but making a whole,  coming together at the center, as one, as light, into nothingness.  (yikes…too deep).

You make get a better perspective of what I am talking about by reading this commencement speech by David Foster Wallace, suggested by a friend on Facebook, and seemed so fitting this morning.

To me these images as a whole seem ordinary but if you look around a bit, at the crowd, in the faces, at the stories that may be taking place you may find yourself lost in the lives of others if only for a moment…and if you keep that mindset with you, and take it on your day with you, you may gain some compassion and tolerance…and be able to stand with the crowd.

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October 27th, 2009 at 8:11 am

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back to nature

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just some snaps from a Sunday drive…

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October 4th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

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