Meditations on Unconscious art and cameras

April 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

April 25, 2015

Here am I again, talking to you, oh unseen.

My first explorations of Urban Dada were in the 1980s, when I was a 20-something with a Nikkormat SLR entranced with the ancient ironworks and modern paint and posters of SoHo in NYC. Little did I know it would be a continuing quest.

Now, some 30 years later, I am still hunting for those obscure messages from the Collective Unconscious, wherever I might happen to find them. Most recently I was in Los Angeles for a family wedding, but took time in the seamier side of Sunset Boulevard to snap some Dada. Take a look in my Photo Collection. 

Most of my Urban Dada-hunting was done with a small Panasonic Lumix point -and -shoot camera, because I could not afford anything more advanced. I enjoyed being able to put my Lumix in my jacket pocket and serepiciously take shots in places I was not supposed to. For several years I used my Lumix as my principal camera, and did the best I could in terms of resolution - but at 6 megapixels, it wasn't that shabby.

In the fall of 2014 my old faithful Lumix began to fail - its focus no longer worked consistently and I knew the time had come to graduate to something more reliable.My wife took note of this and with help from my daughters and mother, bought me a CanonSX50HS camera for Christmas. 

As of 2015 all photographs you find here were shot with that camera.

 

J


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