Narrower Vision

If I have a frustration with the public spaces 360-degree panorama project, it’s with the number of images that I have to reject because the composition is just not strong enough. However, many of these contain parts, often 180-degree halves, that could stand pretty well on their own. Two cases in point: I made these two images as development tests, and I like both of them well enough:

However, both have bits that I think would work better on their own:

So the big dilemma is: Do I let myself crop these to get more effective compositions and alter the concept of the project (showing the enveloping nature of the space I’m photographing), or do I stick to my orthodoxy, and deal with the higher number of rejects? Or, can these stand on their own as singles, while the project moves on along its own track?

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Close to the ground

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More freaking alleys

I really wish I could verbalize why I keep doing this. Anyway, here it is:

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Manggha

After years of seeing it from across the river, I finally made it to Arata Isozaki’s graceful Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków. A quiet, understated gem of a building. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take pictures in the main gallery space, so these will have to do.

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Throwback Alley

These pictures remind me of my alleys project, but they’re mostly a formal exercise and a warm-up with a larger-format camera. Still, something might come of them in the future. For now, I just hope you enjoy them.

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