I’ve been heading back through my recent photo archives in search of some second-take photos…ones which I passed up the first time, but have grown to like a bit more after taking another look. It happens to me from time to time, where I see something, take a photo of it, then when I go through the results, the photo doesn’t capture what I had originally thought it would. It’s good to take that second look from time to time, clear of the expectations I first had when taking the photos, and find some new life amongst some older photos.
black & white
A visitor reading the inscriptions on the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts. The memorial is made up of six glass towers, each five stories tall, with a walkway that allows visitors to walk through each tower and look up through the four glass walls. On each of the glass walls are inscribed the numbers from 0000000 through 6000000 in order, split up over the six towers. There are also various writings, poems, and memos that were written during, or about the holocaust.
Inspired by Moby Dick, which was written and based in this city. The photos are all from the downtown are, where the history of whaling still lingers today. The statue of the whale’s tail is located at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, which is part of the Whaling National Historical Park. The statues of the harpooneer and smith are located in the center of the park at a federal building. The Seamen’s Bethel was the church of the whalers, and later went on to become the church of the fishermen and sailors. This was the church that Melville wrote about in Moby Dick, and it is still used to date.
…to keep me busy.
…to keep me in line.
…to keep me focused.
…to keep me entertained
…to keep me out of trouble.
…to keep me, being me.
One of many saints that adorn this church, though I am not sure which. There are also hundreds of angelic faces that were made in the likeness of children who lived in town when the church was built.
Winter has been strange here this year. It has gone from being very cold, very early, to being very warm (60 degrees during the first week of January), now back to snow and cold once again.
It must be something in the air…?
I’m making an attempt to shoot photos differently than I usually do in hopes of finding some new ideas. I often find myself shooting the same things in the same way, over and over, and I feel the need to break that cycle. I’m certain to flop on a lot of ideas, but I am prepared for that. At the same time, I also hope to find a few little niches here and there and be able to expand on them. Either way, I think it will be good for me to do, maybe even push me in a different direction, one that I can feel a bit more comfortable in and still keep things fresh.