Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Support your friendly neighborhood artist (In my Imperfect Solitude)

Hi to all,

I usually don't like asking people for favors because I have a serious inferiority complex and would die if I my request ever gets rejected.  I usually don't enter photo contests for the same reason.  But something in my right brain made me do it just the other day.  I just entered a photo contest at http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/189277/voteable_entries/43393828.  Perhaps if you can find the time I would appreciate if you check out my entry. If you like it, please vote for it. If you really-really like it, you can re-vote the next day (heh).  If not, then that's fine too.  The image I entered was small to my regrets.  I should have entered a bigger file like this one.  But it is what it is.  It's done and I'll have to deal with that.

Why did I choose this image?  One commented that it looked like Purgatory - dark and melancholic.  I think that's an apt observation.  I think of this place as somewhere I can expurgate my transgressions.  It exists in my mind as an imperfect solitude.  Perhaps, all of us have some kind of place where we run to and seek refuge.  I happen to choose a dark place where my angst is free to roam.  It is imperfect but I can relate to it.

Taken with a pinhole camera on medium format film.  Long and multiple exposure.  Sycamore Canyon, Diamond bar, California.

Thanks. - R