Another rain on the forecast. I leave my bike at home and take a train in to the city. As the sun sets, I walk around the city centre, looking for the inspiration. No music – my headphone died a few weeks ago when I lost yet another rubber ear pad. New headphones are waiting on stock to arrive… come, my music! In the meantime, I hear the inspirational author speak, “Just keep showing up at work.” (If you are not on my Facebook page and have no idea what I am talking about, check out this TED talk.) I show up, and wait for the genius to arrive and put that image in the back of my eyes, literally, so I can see.
At the moment, I am chasing two images – that must mean there are two images stuck on the back of my eyes – one on each? One is ‘The Other’ series. And this I can only do on the wet street. I haven’t seen it anywhere else. So that is more or less a part of the theme of what’s beyond that reflecting surface, that I started a few years ago. I have yet to get a solid style on this yet, but as I keep working on it, I am sure something will come of it.
The other is this black shadow thing. I posted the first image of that series on my Facebook page the other day. Today I decided to call it shadow noir – ‘black shoadow’ sounds too literal, and what I am after is probably very far from literal or clearly visible.
And something not so serious…
I love the rainy days. See you on the street, when it rains.