Note: This is a cross-post from Through the Shutter
The mont of August takes us from The Last Call to Dead Man's Curve in issue 56 of the Edge of Propinquity.
"Missed Call" was shot in my livingroom for the sole reason of the orange peel texture walls. Ultimately, none of the photos that featured that texture were selected, so this photo could've been shot anywhere, but because other photos were shot in the living room, so was this. I always get the strangest looks when I tell the cashier I'm buying this item so I can break it. Older phones, like the one from above, are made from a really hard plastic. For instance, it took about 10 hits from a 24 oz ball peen hammer before it began cracking. I continued hitting a couple of 30 more times before a chunk broke out of it.
"Dangerous Knowledge" is one of those photos that are also a lesson in doing things right and being patient. I had found the perfect soul jar in a ceramic crock. I had the perfect vision in mind of the crushed soul jar and the ashes of impending ruin. So excited for this concept was I that I ran out to the parking lot over lunch. I lefted the crock into the air broke it on the pavement. Only then did I realize that I may have wanted to take a few pictures before I broke it. You know, in case I didn't like the photos of the broken jar. The silver lining in all of this, of course, is that I'm getting really good at shooting night time photos at high noon.