Roadside Beauty

Been thinking spring lately with the weather changing and the grass getting greener. Warmer weather means better shooting conditions and less ‘dead’ looking landscapes. I think everyone enjoys a life-filled photograph, but I can relate to the lack-of-life. My latest project that I have started includes pieces of life that are now……lacking life as one may put it. They have been passed along and are now out of one’s life. Right out the window that is; on the side of the road. Some of these objects as I walked by them could make one flashback to it’s previous life to see what and who was doing with it. One in particular is the beautifully mangled badminton racquet. When I stumbled upon this particular piece, I could see a child playing in their backyard on a sunny summer afternoon. Laughing and having a wonderful time, making memories. Enjoying life.

Roadside Beauties Project - © Michael Wiesman

Roadside Beauties Project - © Michael Wiesman

The whole concept behind this project is to think of each piece at text. Take some time and read each one. They all have a story. A story that is as wonderful or as simple as you want it. I’m going to be adding to this project throughout the summer and into the fall for an entire year. The entire collection will be available in a hard-cover book when complete.

Roadside Beauties Project - © Michael Wiesman
Roadside Beauties Project - © Michael Wiesman

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