When I think of coolness, I think of blue. The everchanging blue of ocean and sky. The misty smoky-blue of fog before the sun burns it away. The amber-blue at the bottom of a sun-dappled pond. The aqua-blue of foam at the edge of a wave.
I've been playing with creating some impressionistic images using textures, and last week I bought an inexpensive underwater disposable camera. My image was shot half in and half out of the water, and to me it captures the cool solitude of an afternoon at Mystic Lake here on Cape Cod.
The Morning Sea by zazazed, shot with a Polaroid 440 Land camera, captures a similar cool blue impression, with its endless ocean and sky, a feeling of solitude, and lovely hazy morning coolness before the heat of the summer sun. I love the delicious unpredictability and tones of Polaroid images, and zazazed's Polaroid work is just beautiful.
I'm so thrilled to be part of this new collaborative project with all of the muses and all of you. Many thanks to Tammy for dreaming it all up, and to the 7 other talented photographers who agreed to go on this journey together.
I encourage you to get out and play with a different way of shooting photos. Forget (for an hour or two) all the settings on your hard-earned DSLR. Drag out your old film camera, or buy a cheap disposable, or hunt down a Polaroid, and focus on the feeling, the impression, you want to create. We look forward to seeing the results.