small things

split #2
a while ago i found myself taking super-close-up (macro) photographs, and eventually realized that what i was doing was compensating for a lack of mobility. if i couldn’t roam far and wide (or far OR wide) i could roam and photograph in tiny spaces. with a frustrating new increase in lack of mobility, i find myself turning back to tiny things. i set up a very rudimentary home studio (sawhorses, a sheet tacked to the rafters and a clamp-light with a 100 watt bulb) and can find odds and ends to examine (see the hunk of firewood above.)

i’m also excited to get back into yard sale season. this spring i plan to look for interesting things to photograph. as the accessible world contracts, i’ll try to compensate by looking more closely at the details.

going to visit the neuro on monday, with a long list of symptoms and questions. hi ho!


Author: stephen

stephen harris is a writer, painter and a photographer who lives with his family in maine.

One thought on “small things”

  1. I like the picture! Very gnarly! There is a whole other world when you get up close like that and most people can’t see it. You would like all the belly flowers they get in the desert this time of year. They call them that because you have to get down on your belly to see them. Tiny beauties! May your neuro have something nice to offer you on Monday!

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