I do my fair share of looking out for looking in. I can think of no more enjoyable way to spend a saturday morning than sitting in a cafe on a busy downtown street and watching passersby and fellow patrons. All the while looking out, I'm introspecting. I find myself pondering who they are, where they are coming from and where they are going, and why? What is their story? And what kind of story might I tell by capturing their moment with my camera? And inevitably, that gets me thinking about my own...what would I think if I were watching me? This is why I'm constantly drawn to photograph empty tables and drained glasses. Oh the stories they tell! So scenes like the one below from AnyDirectFlight totally inspire me and get my imagination going. I find they draw the viewer in to consider the story in each frame. And the bokeh allows for this by not filling in those details, like reading a book and having to paint the characters' pictures in your mind. Looking out gets me looking in, to my own imagination, as I weave the tales of that which I'm watching. As I create their stories, I often create a picture of the world I'd like to live in, the activities I'd like to partake in, or people I'd like to know. I bet I'm not the only one, either!
happy snapping! ~cara of cararosephotos
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