Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Still Life in the Everyday: Snaily's Nightmare

There are so many surreal moments in daily life that are overlooked because we are not in "photographer" mode. I usually leave the home life photography to Michelle because she does a lot of it, she's there to capture it, she blogs, and her photos always turn out great. But lately I've noticed odd little scenes like the one above: Eva's friend "Snaily" left alone all night on the kitchen butcher block to stare at a menacing paring knife. Completely unintentional, I'm sure.

Who knew that two inanimate objects could be so rife with tension?

I think I'll have to pay more attention to the unexpected still life of my own home. Try it. It reminds me of the interview I did with Brad Slade about "Seeing the Everyday." Look around your home for the stories that objects tell. No cheating. No setting things up. Just look and take out the camera when you see something. Many of you are already doing it, but maybe more so with snapshots of people than with objects.


Jill said...

This is a funny still life to catch and I'm glad you did. I've wondered about your lack of interest in photography at home before and wondered why it's not a pull for you. There are so many great visuals there every day and it would be very cool if you were the one to catch them (because then Michelle would be in some of them).

Michelle said...

Too funny! I'm not surprised that the hydrated and tortured leave scenes like this...;)

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