"Why did I take so many photos Consarn It!?" ~ every photographer ever.
"Why didn't I take more photos Dagnabbit!? " ~ every photographer ever, about 15 minutes later.
My sister peeks up over the stolen tables to glance at my photos. I thought printing them might make it easier to work through them.
I think this has given my workflow a new edge. It is easier to reorganize, and experiment when they are physical objects sitting on the table. It becomes a puzzle instead of an eye burning experience.
After sorting things in a few different ways, I began to see how certain themes were stacking up (stacks are a necessary part of most sorting processes), and what I might really want to run with.
Work, Poverty, Public Transportation, People with Pets, Tourists, People crossing streets, Daily facts of life, Architecture, Fishing, Arguments. These are all things that have had their own stack at one point or another. Of course a lot of my photos moved between more than a few different piles.
The human spirit and human experience is deeply ingrained in this series. (This is giving me some title ideas. I'll share when I'm sure they don't sound too silly) There are hardly any photos that don't bear the finger print of civilization (which would have been a great challenge and awesome idea now that I think about it).
But due to the broad spectrum of life, it is still difficult to wrap everything into one neat bundle.
I suppose if Rome had been a place with less variety I probably wouldn't have wanted to go there in the first place.
Hopefully I'll make some more order out of this soon.