My 2014 Christmas gift to myself was a Sony RX100 camera which, along with two iPhones, were put to good use (some might not agree, particularly my Redwood golfing buddies who were always asking “what are you taking a picture of now?”) last year taking 12,682 photos.
I love surfing through my photos on an almost daily basis. It is like a visual diary of both being both a tourist in other cities and an everyday flaneur in and around Calgary. It is fun reliving and rethinking where you have been.
As 2015 came to a close I started to reflect on the highlights of 2015. After spending hours reviewing my photos and wondering if I could reduce 2015 to just 10 photos. (I love top ten lists) I came to the conclusion that was impossible for me. I have never been a good editor.
I then thought maybe I could do a couple of top ten lists based on certain subjects and activities with some common denominators. After identifying about 250 favourite images (about 2% of the 2015 portfolio) seven subjects surfaced.
So rather than one large blog with dozen of images, I created seven subject specific blogs that reflect the fun and surprises of being an everyday tourist and flaneur in 2015.
Art in unexpected places...
Expect the unexpected as my street art and public art photos are not just about sculptures and statues, rather how art can be found in strange places.