I’ve been trying my Instagram experiment for a year now. I’ve really liked doing it: it gives me a prompt for looking around me and seeing what there is to see.
One of the things that surprised me when I looked back is how many pictures I took in a very small area, one that I would have thought of as uninteresting: the few blocks between where I swim in the morning, and where I work. Of the 197 pictures I took in the last year, 38 of them are from that neighborhood:
I’m not saying these are all masterpieces. But I wouldn’t have thought to take them at all if I hadn’t been explicitly looking for something interesting to shoot.
Look around you: not much is truly uninteresting.
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