Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bootcamp Day 4 - Heavy Metal


Heavy-metal is today's Creativity Bootcamp prompt.  For some reason with this word I knew instantly what I was going to attempt to capture - but like yesterday I found myself a bit surprised with what I ended up with when I really opened my eyes to look around.  The most boring and mundane things suddenly started sparking my interest - shooting this morning was so much fun.


I headed into work a little early so I could spend a few minutes in the warehouse attached to the office, I knew there were some cool looking metal fence gates and I was hoping I could find some interesting angles with them - even though I knew the lighting would be poor.  After getting a few shots I decided I'd walk around the warehouse and see what else I could find.  Maegan is right - with a open mind I found inspiration all over the dusty warehouse - a metal table tipped on its side provided some scroll work, an abused and dirty rake, and a bucket of old stakes - all everyday objects which I wouldn't usually call beautiful somehow become lovely in my view finder.


I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with for today's prompt.  Just four days in and I can already feel boot camp changing me.  I've met (virtually) some amazing and inspiring artists, my confidence has grown thanks to all the encouragement and I feel my vision expanding.


I'm a huge Glee fan and as I watched the finale last night I couldn't help comparing their Journey lesson and medley to the things I've experience myself and read about on your blogs regarding this Bootcamp journey.  The lessons and true joy really is found in the journey and the attempt.

Don't worry, I'm not going to post a clip from last night's show - don't want to ruin it for those who haven't seen it, instead here's the clip from episode one which made me a fan:



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11 comments:

Maegan Beishline said...

That first image is AWESOME, Jamie! Great job finding inspiration all around you!

The Felix Family said...

When I clicked on your blog and saw that first picture I immediately got excited. I really like that one! You're making me more and more jealous of your awesome camera (and mad photography skills, of course) Also, I accept your challenge of bringing more cousins into the blogging world this weekend!

Stephanie said...

LOVE GLEE! Awesome episode and music...
Great artistic shots today! :o)

Sarah P. said...

Awesome shots! Love the first one.

Vicki said...

i love these images, so great. and i love glee too, we get the series finale on Monday so i can't wait!!!!

cindy said...

i love how you see new things with a camera when you look. these are great examples of the theme!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I love finding everyday things and making them beautiful! Thanks for sharing yours. Tam

Sam said...

Great first shot! Loved looking through at your other photos, loved the stone wall for multilayered.

Sherree said...

I love the feel of these pics. I too am new to the photography subject as well, but I am loving it. You asked what I used for a black backdrop..actually its a sheet from a 2nd hand store lol. Your pics are great ..have confidence in yourself!

Suzanne Jeanette said...

Well, I wrote about Glee in my heavy metal post too! too funny! I am loving the music and photos on your blog, especially your "grow" photos. I'll be following you now! I need a source for some good music. :)

Karen said...

Great shots. The first one is fantastic, and my second fave is the last one.

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