Tag: photo challenge

Photography Poetry

Rogue lines, a photoset

The square lines represent a movement.

76C23363-39AB-41A8-B247-62E4D96C290E.jpg

Sometimes lines appear infinite.

2B617F65-CA04-4B14-A20A-081955FA0872.jpg

On different occasions, the lines blur.

8F03D464-FFC9-41E0-84F8-ADFFB094788E.jpg

Lines also run diagonally.

66BF2E0F-EFA6-462B-8C9F-6950972B1BAB.jpg

Lines can get squiggly, as in life.

121F605F-CD2A-46AF-AFB5-EE25A2EDB4AE.jpg

Lines like to find the holes, blurring their objects.

625EF65D-BD88-455F-8B16-D82D08566382 (1).jpg

All lines are nonetheless imaginary, even arbitrary, a simulation of code drawn from the head.

PS. ‘The map is not the territory‘ and ‘This is not an apple

All photos by Wells Baum


Tech

Human rationality and craziness

Human rationality and craziness
via giphy

The most successful people are both rational and crazy.

As much as robots and artificial intelligence threaten our creativity, there will be some people who cultivate the randomness of thought to continue innovating.

Wrote Jean-Luc Godard: “It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.”

See the world, not its model

Patterns beg to be synthesized, broken down and encrusted with ingenuity to make something new.

Humans envision the future and work backward, mostly through the freedom of trial and error. They see holes and fill them in with new opportunities.

Folks may never know where they are going, but that is exactly how they get there.

Photography photoJournal

AMERICANS — Indians in American life

Seminoles, Braves, Redskins — Indian culture permeates American life from sports teams to table-top advertising.

afcb716e-3e5f-46ad-9921-5d63d136c198-1
Panorama by Wells Baum

Upon entering the exhibit, there's a sign titled Indians are everywhere in American life that reads:

 “These images are worth a closer look. What if they are not trivial? What if they are instead symbols of great power? What if the stories they tell reveal a buried history — and a country forever fascinated, conflicted, and shaped by its relationship with American Indians?”

Did you know that Native American Ira Hayes was one of the six Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima?

video via Wikimedia Commons

The many variations of Native American flags.

FED935BE-E263-4651-A9F7-885F11BAD110.JPG
All photos by Wells Baum

Photography Poetry

Stuck in traffic 🚦

bb813608-6f7b-4c78-b298-2b10f18b0db5

Nowhere to go, a forced patience at the mercy of algorithmic street lights.

No right on red, Big Brother proclaims.

When we're stuck at the corner, there isn't more to do than look at the variations of our surroundings.

The city never stops. Why should its people, albeit looking blankly inscrutable?

PS

“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.”

Winston Churchill