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Word of the Week Photo Challenge: Food

Posted by joeabbott on January 21, 2013

WP_20130118_001This week’s word was “food” but I just wasn’t into it. I saw a lot of pictures of food, but what other people thought was fabulous, just came across as ordinary or not fabulous. Some of this was because most people don’t have a food stylist’s sensibilities, then there’s the ability behind a camera, and finally there’s just what looks good to one person may not to another.

So, I was left trying to figure out what I wanted to photograph. I was thinking I’d want something basic and simple but nothing really came to me except that a person feeds themselves in more than one way. And I thought of something I do a lot: read.

I was a bit hesitant as I didn’t want to seem artsy and I was a bit apprehensive showing a different sort of picture than everyone else. I didn’t want to be “that guy” who stands out purely so people notice them. But, as the week wore on, I kept thinking that picturing books, for me, was the right thing to do.

And so, I introduce you to the bookshelf in our bedroom. A bit cluttered, all manner of titles, and lots of pulp reading … but lots of good stuff, too.



2 Responses to “Word of the Week Photo Challenge: Food”

  1. momma said

    Me again… I liked the looks of all your books – and then I was surprised to see me there on the shelf! Nice to know I’m there among your books, which I love, too. I think I’ll take a couple photos of my own bookshelves. I’ve begun stacking them – music, poetry, biography, etc. But now I have quite a few that just won’t fit on the “right shelves” and I’m feeling overwhelmed. So I’ll do something else and return here another day…. 🙂 Momma

  2. joeabbott said

    So you caught your picture, eh?! 🙂
    Yup, we have the photo right there but I thought most people would think it’s the back of a book jacket! You look like you could be an author!

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