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Impromptu as witnessed by the fact that I didn't take my DSLR and my phone had only 20% battery when I started. After breakfast I headed downtown and took a walk. All these pics were taken on an iPhone 6 Plus. Click for larger images. Text describing the sculptures is from the walking tour and map provided near the installments (www.allureexhibit.com).
Apparently some folks have complained so it's been covered by the news.
My initial thoughts. I don't personally find it offensive or vulgar, but it's not really the kind of thing I'd want highlighting my city either. People interviewed by local news were more interesting, particularly one local man who said, "It's art. If people find something dirty in it then shame on them." Seriously? Yes, it's art, but the art is of a dude with his junk in his hand standing beside a dog sporting dangling balls taking a piss. It's not a Rorschach test.
That said, my opinion has softened a bit. While I walked around downtown this particular installment was constantly drawing groups of people; definitely moreso than any of the others. So, I agree it's art particularly when taken in the context of the other pieces showing common street scenes. And since it's temporary it's not really a reflection of the city just an installment that one can take or leave. But let's not pretend it's not a guy with his business hanging out.
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So, it's been a while since I took any pictures "just for the hell of it". That's just what I did this evening. I set up some lights and a backdrop and went about capturing some images of the various playing cards and poker chips I have laying around.
While I was at it, I experimented a little bit with the "poor man's macro technique". If you don't know what that is, it's when you remove the lens from the camera body and flip it around so that you're shooting through the "wrong" end. It can create an interesting macro effect. But, obviously, you lose all the digital controls from the camera body and end up in full manual mode... plus you have to carefully hold the lens in place in front of the body while shooting.
"Poor Man's Macro"
Not all the pics in the gallery were taken that way, but a significant number were. Overall, I'm fairly satisfied with the results. Tell me what you think by adding a comment below.