to fly

Another bit from The Experiment.

This is just an exercise in symbolism; the focus is on the barrier but the bulk of the image is an out of focus plane in flight. So that could mean a lot of things, really whatever you want. Obviously there are different barriers for different people to travel – the image of a plane as freedom by itself is a dream and woefully incomplete.

magnetic minds

The blueprint for how TEDxVictoria currently exists came from these three – Dylan, John and Carol-Lynne. I am fortunate to have worked with them quite a bit on TEDxVictoria in the past.

You should check out the three of them, they’re actually very active in their own ways:

  • Dylan is the chief organizer of TEDxVictoria and just went to TEDActive – check out his blog as linked – he has written extensively about it and a lot of other stuff too. He has lent me two dystopian future scifi novels that I am reading right now.
  • Carol-Lynne has a lot of stuff going on.  I think the only way to keep up with it all is her 11k+ tweets. She hasn’t lent me any books.
  • John has tremendous business and technology  sense and has started up something called Coinforest. He’s lent me a book called “What Technology Wants” and I haven’t started it yet, because Dylan lent me two books that I haven’t finished yet.

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John

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Carol-Lynne

spiderwebbing

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So far, I’ve mostly been posting parts of the experiment that don’t involve people. I don’t know why that is the case, but it’s what I’ve been gravitating to in my selection so far. Maybe it’s because I am so used to people photos by way of social networks, and this feels different – closer to why I do photography.

But it’d be a mistake to say I don’t love taking photos of people – I do. I think I may just save those photos a little while longer.

This is a couple different angles of some spider webbing I found at Gowlland Tod.

seaside flightpath

Near Iona Jetty.

Part of the experiment was to do things I wouldn’t normally suggest doing, such as shooting directly into the light .. but I thought why not do that? A card from Oblique Strategies set (a deck of cards meant to spur creativity) says something to the effect of “find the flaw and amplify it.” So I exposed off of the sun glare on the water to capture the isolation of this old thing in the ocean off the coast of the YVR airport.