Girl Scout Cookie Season

It has been a long while since I've added to my Stuffed Friend series. I've had this idea for a while (which is why, despite the title, I had Girl Scout Cookies set aside well after the season for them had passed), but have only just now gotten around to it. I am an expert procrastinator.

Hopefully it won't be quite so long until the next (hopefully bizarre) entry.

Looking Forward

It is perhaps no surprise that I am often following behind my subjects, often even chasing after them to take pictures (a habit I'm sure my daughter loves). What surprised me at first was how much I love some of the images I got of others looking out & away from the camera.

I'm not entirely sure what it is that I enjoy so much about these images. For some, such as those above, the sense of a person looking out into a much larger (and perhaps unknown) environment certainly has something to do with it. In others, there's a more active movement forward.

At play

Moving through NYC

For most of them, though, there's just a sense of… contemplation that I can't help but enjoy. When a subject is facing the camera, there's a great deal that can be gleaned from their expression. Without that expression, it's possible to project a greater range of thoughts and feelings onto those in the image. It's perhaps a situation, and I believe there are many in photography, where added uncertainty makes for something more interesting.

At rest