Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bored walk - revisited

"Boardwalk visitors stare at a pigeon near the inlet in Ocean City, Md., Friday, June 24, 2011."

Found myself in Ocean City, Md., this weekend and managed to squeeze in an ongoing personal project entitled - Bored Walk.

The small project and its name are very simple. The name is a pun, because the boardwalk is anything but boring. And the project documents the people who roam the boardwalk. It's more or less capturing the busyness of the three mile stretch.

Normally when I am shooting on my own, especially when traveling, I stick to my graphic, clean way of seeing. But this project forces me to dirty up the frame so it matches the chaotic, yet subtle, people and mood the boardwalk evokes.

As I said, this is ongoing, and probably will never be finished as long as I have a chance to visit Ocean City. I simply enjoy people and capturing raw moments and scenes in this small area, as things are never the same. I'll actually be back next weekend for a shoot, so I'll be trying to get up there again.

With all that, I don't want to type too much because I think the pictures say what I cannot.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are fabulous. i vacation at OC nearly every summer, and the quirkiness of it all is what makes it so enjoyable. i love what you choose to photograph.

Thursday, July 07, 2011 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger fearlessfran said...

I love your perspective! Your arials are wonderful, I would hang them on my wall. I have to tell you though that this is a pigeon not a seagull ;-)!

Thursday, July 07, 2011 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your work, especially the arials and your use of shadows in both baseball and OC situations. One thing was bothering me about the caption on the Bored Walk series though. The are actually staring at a pigeon, not a seagull.

Thursday, July 07, 2011 2:49:00 PM  
Blogger Patrick Smith said...

Fearlessfran, prints are available if you're interested. Please email me.

Saturday, July 09, 2011 11:51:00 AM  

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