Tuesday, January 24, 2012

looking out for looking in



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


untitled by AnyDirectFlight

10 comments:

Kirstin said...

Cara, this is so very inspirational (I always love your window shots). Gorgeous pairing too.

koreen (aka: winn) said...

Beautifully said!

Dani said...
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Kat Sloma said...

Beautiful Cara. I love how you've interpreted this theme. And love that you are drawn to glasses and tables!

audrey amaro said...

Oh I love your windows to the world!! Amys shot is gorgeous!

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful pairing - I'm loving the way you approached this theme. I'm inspired.

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

Beautiful words Cara for a beautiful pairing. Love the way you see the world.

Dorian Susan said...

Great post and images. Love to look in AND out.

Anna said...

Hi Cara,
I'm right with you on the people watching, and story dreaming! Love the moody and story-filled quality of both these captures!
Alchemy of Art

urban muser said...

I love your view of the world!

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